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It's time to modernize government websites

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IT’S NO SECRET that the federal government is way behind the private sector when it comes to modernization and technology. Because of these outdated systems, many federal agencies rank staggeringly behind the private sector when In data collected last year, Healthcare.gov and USAJobs.gov were tied as the worst government websites for customer service. The low scores resulted from a range of user i... Read more »

Toward a balanced budget

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When we’re constantly bombarded by headlines about major, worldwide national security threats — such as those posed by ISIS or a nuclear North Korea — it can be easy to overlook other, far-less-obvious threats we face on a daily basis on our own soil. What we’re talking about here isn’t going to appear at the top of people’s news feeds — it’s a danger that’s crept up over time, quietly threatening... Read more »

Safeguarding Americans’ data in federal agencies

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In today’s digital age, nearly every service imaginable is available through a couple of quick clicks on an app or a website. We can order food or groceries right to our doorsteps, we can call a ride to the airport, or we can pay for a parking spot — all within seconds. But this convenience comes with inherent risk — living one’s life in the digital age means trusting your sensitive information wi... Read more »

Why I Voted for the Biggest Tax Cuts Since Reagan

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BY REP. JOHN RATCLIFFE (R-TEXAS) Three decades ago, Ronald Reagan delivered our country tax reform that spurred such enormous economic growth and prosperity, that it would distinguish him as one of the greatest presidents in our nation’s history. But since that time, the size and complexity of our tax code have multiplied immensely, and with this, so have the burdens it places on hard-working Ame... Read more »

Closing the cyber skills gap

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In the digitally integrated world we live in today, it’s nearly impossible to function successfully in any industry without making cybersecurity staffing a priority. No matter the size, no matter the sector, businesses all across the country are in growing need of professionals who specialize in cybersecurity. As lawmakers who are supportive of pro-growth, pro-job creation economic policies, we’re... Read more »

John Ratcliffe and Ted Cruz: Fighting for Veterans

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It's always inspiring when communities across the United States come together on Veterans Day to express our nation's gratitude for the brave men and women who've selflessly fought to defend our freedom. This day of commemoration is a vivid demonstration of the work we're committed to doing year-round to ensure our veterans are receiving the care and respect they've most certainly earned. Three ye... Read more »

Improving our country’s cybersecurity posture by assisting local, state officials

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In a world where cyber hackers can compromise the electrical grids of entire cities or steal millions of people’s highly sensitive personal information in a matter of seconds, it’s critical that our law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to deal with these threats as quickly and efficiently as possible. It’s also critical that our cyber adversaries recognize that there are costs to tryi... Read more »

Health care system for our veterans still isn't good enough

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Three years ago, our country awoke to the grim reality that our Veterans Administration health care system had become so deeply flawed that many of our nation's heroes had died while waiting to receive care. With their names buried on secret waiting lists, it became evident that the VA system was more concerned about protecting the bureaucracy than caring for our veterans. In the wake of these hor... Read more »

National Computer Forensics Institute: Providing law enforcement with top training, resources

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Unlike the shows you may see on TV, in today’s age of rapidly developing technology, it’s not always a drop of blood or a strand of hair that solves the crime. Instead, our nation’s law enforcement is increasingly relying upon digital evidence — whether it be a debit card purchase that was made, a geolocation signal that was detected or a text message that was sent — in order to solve the crimes t... Read more »

Congress Must Act To Halt The Spread Of Islamic Extremism

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A little over 15 years ago, the horrific events of 9/11 sent a clear signal to the world that the threats posed by radical Islamist extremism reach every corner of the globe. This tragedy that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people marked the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil. It was a moment and a day none of us will ever forget. Following 9/11, I joined the Department of Justice as a terro... Read more »