TDEM Transitions To The A&M System.
On Sept. 1, the Texas A&M System officially will welcome an eighth state agency to the mix, but the Texas Division of Emergency Management has already made an impact as the newest member of the A&M System. Headed by Chief Nim Kidd, the agency demonstrated why Gov. Abbott and the Texas Legislature wanted the Texas A&M System to take on more responsibility. Nim and the agency, working with other state agencies, responded to the recent ransomware attack on several law enforcement offices in Texas. He tapped the cyber-security experts within the A&M System to join a multi-agency effort to identify and deal with the problem.