With the Texas Legislative Session beginning on Jan. 10, I’m directing my team at the Texas Department of Information Resources to focus this year on increasing savings, value and security for the state and local entities we serve. We’ve asked lawmakers for additional resources to better serve our customers and protect Texas from cybersecurity threats, as well as statute clarifications to simplify our programs. Internally, we will focus on improving customer and employee experience and ensuring we understand and meet the business needs of those we serve. We also look forward to providing Texans with a positive and streamlined digital experience of government. For DIR, 2023 will bring less red tape and improved service for all we serve.