2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Rep. Will Hurd

Name: Rep. Will Hurd
Title: Representative
Agency: U.S. House of Representatives

The tech rep. Hurd is barely one year into his congressional career but has already emerged as a strong voice on Capitol Hill when it comes to cybersecurity. The former CIA officer chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's IT Subcommittee, and he is making sure the panel plays a key role in breach investigations, the ongoing debate over commercial encryption and implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. He's a frequent critic of agency IT operations, but -- unlike some of his congressional colleagues -- generally takes a constructive approach.

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