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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 agency that monitors environmental impacts spent $980,530 in February, mostly on consulting and telecom services.
The agency has been deliberating ending the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and will need to address all aspects, including data and IT needs.
Bills aim to provide additional funding to the state's Broadband Development Office; however, each would require approval from voters before becoming law.
Spending included payments to 162 agencies and almost 2,400 vendors.
The HHS Office of the Inspector General outlined rates of return for upgrading IT, impacting investigations and audits.
The State Comptroller of Public Accounts has published a notice of $120 million in funding availability, which kicks off the distribution of federal COVID-19 monies.
The Texas Department of Public Safety spends a significant portion of its budget on telecommunications and video equipment.
The State's Health and Human Services Commission has published a pre-solicitation notice indicating that another large project is in the pipeline.
The IT director spoke to the commissioners court last month to give details on how they wish to prioritize projects.
A pre-solicitation notice indicates that the Secretary of State is exploring replacing the system that keeps up with registered voters across all counties, among other functions.
The system should be modern and allow for customization by the city’s human resources department, which plans for a three-year contract.
These would be part of the cooperative contracts programming, which provides the public sector with a purchasing avenue. This type of contracting has generated about $8 billion in sales over three years.
The county seeks building automation system replacements; submitting a proposal requires attendance at a pre-proposal meeting.
This agency, created when Texas was a republic, is responsible for estimating revenue for budget purposes.
CGI welcomed a new director of consulting earlier this month; she has prior experience with the group.
McKinney will spend more than half-million dollars on supplemental IT items and additional money on court and library items.
The state comptroller published the final rules governing how its Broadband Development Office will decide how federal broadband infrastructure funds will be distributed.
Roughly 42 percent of the money was spent by three state agencies; 10,392 purchase orders were completed.
The system is part of capital planning listed in this year’s budget documents.
Alongside IT needs, the municipality is also building a new fire station and making camera upgrades in various departments.
A small city's budget includes plans to spend federal funds for upgrades and purchase technology with general funding.
The public policy group Texas 2036 continues to surface issues facing various state agencies. This week’s report is focused on child welfare, a topic the nonprofit regularly addresses.
The law enforcement agency was formed from three others in 1989 and has the third largest budget in the state, including general and federal funds.
The county has included website planning in this year’s budget; it seeks a modern, responsive solution.
This is the third round of funding so far from a federal program that funds hardware and Internet services for educational purposes.
The agency, which has 13 divisions and celebrates its 100th birthday this year, has a $16.2 million IT budget.
One county is readying to engage with vendors on ways to build a middle-mile infrastructure.
The top three spenders for contracted services were the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Military Department and the Department of Information Resources.
Technology spending apparently peaked in June; however, the department spends regularly on this need.
Bills relating to technology, security and workforce pipeline will be on the legislative agenda.