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New Texas State Laws for IT Project Performance and Cybersecurity

June 19, 2018


Join Agency CIOs and IT Professionals for a Strategic Breakfast Meeting in Austin


Recent legislation in Texas requires that state agency large IT projects measure and report on indicators for cost, schedule, scope and quality. When done properly, these measurements can be used to drive down costs, control risks, and improve project performance over time. Additionally, the Texas Cybersecurity Act establishes a framework for prioritizing security posture and reporting. The Texas Dept. of Information Resources (DIR), the Quality Assurance Team (QAT) and state agency CIOs and CISOs will be the primary actors to implement these new laws for optimum effect. These new measurement requirements will flow down to all IT vendors that support these projects.


We’re hosting a complimentary breakfast workshop on Tuesday, June 19 from 8:00 – 10:00 in Austin, TX to discuss these new laws and best practices for leveraging these new requirements. Specifically, the areas of quality and cybersecurity measurement will be highlighted at this forum.


Venue: Doubletree by Hilton, 303 W. 15th St., Austin, TX


RSVP: Click here to register now.  Participation is limited to the first 50 registrations and we anticipate seats will fill up fast.


Presentation topics:

  • New measurement requirements and what they really mean
  • The policies, practices, standards and tools that can be used to support them
  • How to use this technology base to improve delivery performance for more effective IT systems







Herb Krasner, Texas IT Champion

Herb spent many years at UT Austin as Professor of Software Engineering, the Director of Outreach Services for the UT Center for Advanced Research in Software Engineering (ARiSE) and founder and CTO of the UT Software Quality Institute (SQI).  Herb was instrumental in drafting this legislation and has been publishing a series of position papers to share guidance with state agencies across the US.







Dr. Bill Curtis, CISQ Executive Director

Dr. Bill Curtis is Executive Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), an IT leadership group that develops standards for measuring software size, quality and technical debt. Dr. Curtis is the American lead on ISO 25000 series of standards. He is SVP and Chief Scientist at CAST.







CISQ outreach events are supported by program sponsors.

Thank you CGI, CAST, Cognizant, ISHPI, Northrop Grumman, Synopsys and Tech Mahindra for supporting the event.











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