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November 2022 Update

November 16, 2022

Greetings TACUPA Members,

We have had a good year of developing momentum. Our membership has grown 180% in one year. We have hosted four learning symposiums in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio covering topics such as Clery, Community Relations, De-escalation, Trauma Informed Investigations, and Title IX.

In 2022, we have much more planned to build on our 2021 growth, including the revival of the annual conference and beginning our lobbying efforts for the 2023 legislative session.

But before we can take these next steps, it is time to restock our TACUPA Board of Directors. I will be cycling off as President, the two Vice Presidents will be taking their new positions of 1st Vice President and President respectively. Our Treasurer and one Board Member at Large are also cycling off.

This is your opportunity to serve our profession and each other. We are looking for nominees for 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, and Board Member at Large. If you would like to serve or you know another member that would be a good fit, please complete the nomination form at

Please submit your nominations by December 3, 2021. Nominees must be TACUPA members. A roster of our membership for your reference was sent to your email.

Thank you for your consideration.

Paul Willingham

President, TACUPA

November 15, 2021

Greetings TACUPA Colleagues,

In the 87th Legislative Session, the Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 475, requiring the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to establish a state risk and authorization management program that provides “a standardized approach for security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring of cloud computing services that process the data of a state agency.”

This may effect any Information Technology program you purchased in the past or are considering in the future.

To comply with the new bill, DIR established a framework for collecting information about cloud services security posture and assessing responses for compliance with required controls and documentation.

Texas Government Code § 2054.0593 mandates that state agencies must only enter or renew contracts to receive cloud computing services that comply with TX-RAMP requirements beginning January 1, 2022.

If you have any questions about this new law, please follow the following link for more information.

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