WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica Foundation announced that Congressman Michael McCaul will receive the association's award for House Legislator of the Year. The award will be presented at TechAmerica Foundation's Technology & Government Dinner on June 12.
McCaul is currently serving his fifth term representing Texas' 10th District which stretches from Austin to the Houston suburbs. Shortly after McCaul was elected to Congress, he founded the Congressional High Tech Caucus to keep America's tech sector strong. He's pushed for R&D tax credits to keep America business-friendly and STEM-related education to develop the next generation of the tech workforce.
McCaul is the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, where he has made it his priority in the 113th Congress to provide effective oversight and accountability in the Department of Homeland Security. During his tenure, he has helped to shape the House of Representative's national security agenda by crafting a legislative platform aimed at securing our borders, improving DHS management, strengthening security technologies, and ensuring our nation has the tools and policies in place to secure our nation from the growing cyber threat.
In addition, McCaul is co-chair of the Congressional Cyber Security Caucus and sits on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on Science and Technology.
Held in the Ronald Reagan Building, the Technology & Government Dinner brings together industry, Congressional and government leaders to celebrate the partnership between the tech sector and government. The dinner also will honor Dr. J.P. London, CACI executive chairman and chairman of the board, with the Corporate Leadership Award, and U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel as the Government Technology Executive of the Year. Honorees for the Senate Leadership Award will be announced soon.
For more information on becoming a sponsor or to purchase a table for the dinner, contact [email protected]. To register for the dinner, go to: http://www.techamericafoundation.org/technology-government.
About TechAmerica Foundation
Launched in 1981, the TechAmerica Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy division of CompTIA. The foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, defense and federal IT forecasts, and technology employment and international trade indicators. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the foundation's findings with the public. Learn more about the foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.