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FEDERAL AGENDA

CYBERSECURITY

  • Supports critical cybersecurity efforts through:

    • Increased funding to house the new 16AF missions, and consistent funding for federal partners in San Antonio, including F.B.I, U.S. Secret Service, and NSA in Texas.

    • Securing Funding from:

      • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grants such as the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and the Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack (CCTA); and adjusting the UASI formula to properly account for the national security risk profile of San Antonio.

      • The DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act of 2018

      • The HR 1344 State Cyber Resilience Act

      • Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment for Supplier Development DFARS/NIST Cybersecurity Training

      • Department of Defense – Office of Economic Adjustment for compatible land use projects through Joint Land Use studies

  • Supports enhanced information sharing and strengthening, protecting, and funding (through cybersecurity practices and other means) of critical infrastructure, including:

    • ​Chemical; communications; commercial facilities; critical manufacturing; dams; defense industrial base; emergency services; energy; financial services; food and agriculture; government facilities; healthcare and public health; information technology; nuclear reactors; materials; and waste; transportation; water and wastewater; as well as elections

  • Supports implementing acquisition reform and strengthening national security through:

    • The Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018;

    • Integrating Section 809 panel’s recommendations into the Federal government;

    • Enforcing the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act; and

    • The Evaluation of Agile or Iterative Development of Cyber Tools and Applications, which directs CYBERCOM to conduct an evaluation of alternative methods for developing, acquiring, and maintaining software-based cyber tools and applications for DoD.

  • Supports modernizing government information technology by:

    • Fully funding the Army Futures Command in Austin, Texas;​

    • Continuing to implement and fund the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act; and

    • Incentivizing federal agencies and military partners to seek solutions beyond the Beltway.

  • Supports creating and funding a cybersecurity/national security infrastructure investment zone in San Antonio to serve as a national cyber innovation and research corridor to these efforts from the regional ecosystem, including the University of Texas Board of Regents and Port San Antonio.

  • Supports funding to develop a National Standard for Secondary Education Cybersecurity Curriculum.