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Rep. Will Hurd Won’t Seek Re-Election

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) announced that he will not run for re-election in 2020 “in order to pursue opportunities outside the halls of Congress to solve problems at the nexus between technology and national security.” Hurd, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in an editorial published Thursday about the “generational challenges” facing the U.S., including the geopolitical competition with China, the increasing incidents of cyber attacks and competition for leadership in the field of artificial intelligence.

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Accenture Federal Services Launches Exploring AI in Government” Podcast; First Episode Features Host Dominic Delmolino with Congressman Will Hurd & Dr. Monda Siddiqui”

Accenture Federal Services launched the inaugural episode of the company’s new podcast series Exploring AI in Government hosted by Dominic Delmolino, chief technology officer of Accenture Federal Services, on Tuesday. 

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Bipartisan Group Introduces Bill to Address Digital Forgery; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., Peter King, R-N.Y., and Will Hurd, R-Texas, have introduced a bill that aims to address digital content forgery or “deepfake” cases. The Deepfakes Report Act of 2019 would task the secretary of homeland security to annually publish a report on technologies, gneneral applications and countermeasures regarding digital forgery, Murphy's office said Tuesday.

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Rep. Will Hurd Presents Bipartisan Bill for IoT Security

Rep. Will Hurd, a 2019 Wash100 awardee, unveiled a bipartisan legislation to create minimum requirements on Internet of Things devices used by the government. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 will require government-purchased devices to meet security standards to maintain the privacy of government networks and personal data from hackers, the office of Will Hurd said Wednesday

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Will Hurd to Create National Strategy to Guide Govt in AI Efforts, Ethics

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, intends to issue a national artificial intelligence strategy to guide the U.S. government in the development and ethical use of the technology, Nextgov reported Friday. The lawmaker said at IBM’s recent Think Gov conference that he wants to maintain the government’s AI ethics that reflect “Western liberal democracies.” Hurd emphasized that the government should avoid the methods China uses to develop AI-based technologies.

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Lawmakers Propose Bill to Secure Device Usage

2019 Wash100 Award winner Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Cory Gardner R-Colo., with Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and fellow 2019 Wash100 Award winner, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., introduced a bipartisan bill to establish standards guiding the use of devices for the internet of things, The Hill reported Monday. The legislation would direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to recommend security requirements and other guidelines to help the federal government address cyber vulnerabilities in specified devices.

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Rep. Will Hurd Appointed Lead Republican of Intelligence Modernization Subcommittee

Representative Will Hurd, former undercover officer at the CIA and cybersecurity entrepreneur, has been named a ranking member at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's Subcommittee on Intelligence Modernization and Readiness. Hurd's office said Friday that he's bringing his intelligence and cybersecurity background to the subcommittee and will follow through on information technology modernization policies under his new role.

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Rep. Hurd Details Tech Priorities in Congress for 2019

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said artificial intelligence, helping federal agencies address critical technology issues and a new cybersecurity scholarship program would be among his priorities in Congress this year to help modernize and secure the government, Federal News Network reported Friday. He aims to promote the FITARA scorecard across the government to ensure all 24 large agencies and departments “are following efforts to have good digital hygiene.”

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House Passes Federal CIO Reauthorization Bill After Reintroduction; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

The House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer and appoint a complementary support executive. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 aims to further secure the nation's digital infrastructure and streamline information technology reporting, the office of Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Tuesday

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