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The Texas Department of Public Safety has been working to consolidate the multiple systems currently used to administer computerized criminal history system functions into a single platform.
The company announced its upcoming plans in Titus County this week, one of several that will be connected to high-speed Internet with help from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the monies to establish a university-based cybersecurity center.
The CIO and CISO for the department — charged with overseeing care of the state’s most vulnerable — will speak during the exclusive event.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Red Hat to the Industry Insider family. Red Hat provides enterprise open-source solutions, including high-performing Linux, cloud, container and Kubernetes technologies. It also helps state and local government agencies maintain their IT assets while freeing up resources to focus on modernization efforts, such as cloud-native development and hybrid cloud. For more information, contact Linda Burwell or visit Red Hat’s website.
The county is using a tool on which RapidSOS and Hexagon have partnered, providing real-time data capabilities and digital alerts resulting in faster fire response.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome CORE to the Industry Insider family. CORE provides end-to-end payment solutions for seamless citizen interactions, automating the full payment life cycle by accepting and reconciling payments. The company, founded in 1986, provides revenue management and customer engagement to the public sector, government and higher education. For more information, contact Mike D’Andrea or visit the CORE website.
The county is asking for more than $600,000 to enhance cybersecurity and professional development in cybersecurity.
As part of Industry Insider — Texas’ ongoing efforts to inform readers on state and local government, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT leaders.
The company, based in Santa Barbara, Calif., uses AI in its platforms and will provide 24/7 coverage.
These members include two academics, a legal expert and a cyber professional; they will help shape AI use by state government agencies.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Tanium to the Industry Insider family. The security company supports a “whole of state” approach. Tanium’s converged endpoint management (XEM) integrates workflows across IT, risk, compliance and security to protect all endpoints in real time, allowing customers to see previously unseen threat targets. For information, contact Tom Rigamonti, Jason Warner or Tanium.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Lookout to the Industry Insider family. Lookout is a multinational company that works to safeguard data across devices, apps, networks and clouds through a unified, cloud-native security platform. The company is TX-RAMP certified and offers zero-trust tools to state agencies, higher education and local governments. For information, contact Graham Hunter at or visit Lookout’s website.
Cameron County is partnering with VTX1 to bring high-speed Internet to about 55,000 underserved residents.
Anh Selissen will share insight into the transportation agency's IT planning, projects and accomplishments.
This short video overview examines, among other things, what moves the public sector is making in the midst of AI discussions and modernization efforts.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Maximus to the Industry Insider family. Maximus is a global company specializing in government services. Its scope of work includes eligibility determination, call center services, web-based enrollments and document intake and processing. Maximus has been working with Texas agencies since 1981 and employs more than 9,000 residents in the state. For information, contact Vice President of Business Development Cindy Wiley or visit
The center is powered by 600 NVIDIA H100 graphics processing units and is collaborative in nature, set in an interdisciplinary setting.
“Dustin truly embodies the creative, passionate and positive values of our company,” said Cathilea Robinett, CEO of e.Republic. “He has accelerated our company’s growth as the driving force behind our forward-thinking initiatives. I look forward to our continued collaboration as we work to empower government and education.”
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Tenable to the Industry Insider family. Tenable is a cyber exposure company, providing vulnerability management and cyber compliance solutions for Texas. Tenable has more than 40,000 customers worldwide and offers tools for local governments and schools, allowing them to protect citizen data and critical infrastructure. The company is FedRAMP and StateRAMP certified. For information, contact Bret Collard or visit
Multiple media outlets reported a security breach at Raptor Technologies, which serves some 50,000 schools across the country.
The 2024 edition of the list, which seeks to highlight important and innovative companies across the spectrum of government technology, includes companies based in Austin, Dallas and Houston.
UT San Antonio will use a $300,000 grant to explore standards and best practices surrounding digital assets including cryptocurrency.
The software has a total cost of $19,485 in the course of a three-year plan; the software only uses public data.
Industry Insider — Texas will not publish a newsletter Monday or Tuesday in observance of the Christmas holiday. The newsletter will resume Wednesday morning and continue through the end of next week. The Industry Insider staff wishes our friends and readers a safe and meaningful holiday celebration.
Industry Insider — Texas is pleased to welcome Luna Data Solutions Inc. to the Industry Insider family. Luna is a certified HUB vendor that provides recruiting and staffing solutions to the Texas public sector. The 23-year-old company staffs positions from the managerial to the executive level. For more information, visit Luna Data Solutions or contact Glenn Jackson.
André Mendes announced that he will begin his role as the county CIO on Jan. 2.
The Health and Human Services pages, partly a response to a new law, point those seeking help and their advocates to agencies and legal information.
News outlets reported that the Daixin Team is behind a breach at the North Texas Municipal Water District.
According to Amanda Crawford, the public sector has increasingly accepted tech’s integral role in constituent services.