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The Impact of SDN on Network Security – an Interview with Tripwire’s Ron Murchison

Software-defined networking (SDN) is being touted by IT solution providers as a way to add flexibility, agility, customization and intelligence to the network. Despite these benefits, SDN adoption in the Federal Government has been slow – so far. However, it is expected to increase drastically in the near future. According to Brian Roach, the Vice President of Federal and Managing Director for National Government Worldwide at Juniper Networks, “…we’ve seen

THRIVE: Timely Health Alerts Using Remote Sensing & GB Broadband

In our first few posts about  US Ignite, a nonprofit organization working to foster the build out of high-speed GB broadband and to activate a developer community to create transformative applications to leverage it, we talked about some of the exciting new applications being developed by US Ignite partners to  transform how Americans receive healthcare, access education, keep our communities safe, become more energy efficient, train employees, and manufacture goods. 

How IT Will Empower the Warfighter in 2025

The Juniper Federal team recently had the opportunity to attend the AFCEA TechNet Augusta Conference. The event, which was held near Fort Gordon in Georgia, brought together IT decision makers from the United States Army with technology solution providers and thought leaders from private enterprise. The theme of this year’s conference was, “Achieving Force 2025 Through Signals and Cyber,” and focused on the “empowerment of soldiers on the battlefield through

Protecting School Districts from Cyber Attacks during Online Assessments and Every Day

Whether referred to as Common Core, Standards of Learning, or Assessment of Academic Skills, the use of online assessments in today’s schools is the norm across the nation. To support online assessments – and digital learning in general – school districts need networks that are always on, have sufficient bandwidth and redundancy, and have adequate security in place to protect the information stored and moving across the network. Also district

Building a Best-in-Breed Open, Converged Network for Digital Learning

Today’s schools are immersing in digital learning, which is proliferating with the availability of a large selection of affordable mobile devices and high-quality digital content, access to cloud-based educational applications, and the expansion of wireless networks.  Today’s school district networks are critical to the success of students and districts as a whole. Unfortunately, according to recent research, only 40 percent of schools meet the bandwidth recommendations of what the State

Fitnet: Mobile Technology Enabling Better Health and Fitness

In our first few posts about  US Ignite, a nonprofit organization working to foster the build out of high-speed GB broadband and to activate a developer community that will create transformative applications that can leverage that high-speed broadband, we talked about some of the exciting new applications that are being developed by US Ignite partners. As we mentioned, US Ignite’s goal is to transform how Americans receive healthcare, access education,

BYOD is the new Normal for 21st Century K-12 Schools

As students in Maryland and Virginia headed back to class this month, some brought something previously forbidden with them: mobile devices. In years past, cell phones were routinely banned in many schools in the classroom and even on school grounds. However, as more schools embrace digital learning, some K-12 are embracing the devices rather than banning them. Many school districts are investing in laptops and tablets, but others are realizing

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