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Rae D. DeShong

Rae D. DeShong is a Dallas-based e.Republic staff writer and has worked at The Dallas Morning News and as a community college administrator.

The higher education district is looking for a firm to conduct executive-level hiring, including for IT leadership.
The council, serving the San Angelo region, has issued an RFP for an experienced vendor that produces high-quality images.
The leadership position reports to the city CIO and serves as a key technology adviser.
The department plans to contract with a firm by early summer to create comprehensive planning including asset management software.
Ninety percent of the city's IT operations were restored about a month after the May 3 attack, according to the after-action report. Restoration was faster than average and depended on collaboration and city financial support.
The state legislature's Innovation and Technology Caucus focuses on an educational mission, making sure that legislators have a place to learn more about what is happening in the tech economy.
The 88th Legislature redistributed the funding, originally earmarked for agency cybersecurity modernization.
The city near Houston has hired True North Consulting to assess and implement cyber stance and planning.
As the deadline nears for governor appointments to the new council, state leaders continue to remind public- and private-sector technologists of their thoughts and concerns on AI use.
The Customer Care Division, with 16 front-line customer service representatives, streamlined time management in 2022.
State CIO Amanda Crawford recently gave a brief overview of the technology agency serving Texas public entities — along with some numbers illustrating its progress.
More than a dozen K-12 schools in Texas will receive more than $10 million, while the largest allotment is $33.7 million.
Four universities are seeking information security officers or VPs with several years’ experience in the field.
The city's budget is $5.5 billion and contains millions for cloud contracts, emergency communications, web redesign work and more.
The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement expects to reach three IT goals in the coming months, according to a Friday update.
The Texas Education Agency issued two related requests for proposals to acquire academic assessments for emerging bilingual students; both require computer or online components.
The TxDMV has released an opportunity for a customer queue management system to enable customer self service and allow for central management of appointments, surveys and other functions.
Supporting 24 departments and about 13,000 full-time city employees, Houston Information Technology Services has a $99,586,000 budget and anticipates having 212.5 full-time positions in the coming year, according to budget documents.
The city's budget proposal names tech projects for public safety and public works.
The agency that oversees 640,000 acres of parks and other sites will use an OpenGov platform.
The city's budget outlines multiple capital tech projects.
Steve Pier, deputy executive director of the Department of Information Resources, recently spoke on a panel about AI and later shared thoughts and resources on keeping current on the AI landscape.
The Department of Transportation spent $64.5M on IT services and $11.3 million on computer services.
The state’s General Land Office and Veterans Land Board will have more than $3 million for the shared data center.
The funding is tucked into TxDOT's allocations.
She announced her move to the fast-growing city via LinkedIn.
Second-quarter IT spending hit more than $134.9 million for the state’s Health and Human Services Commission.
A system that will streamline the state's vocational rehabilitation services for job seekers has been highlighted by Amazon Web Services, which gave an update on the project's status.
Two dozen libraries will implement or expand services, and many require tech and software.
These cities are large, fast-growing and have potential for big IT initiatives; one has started its fiscal year.