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Interview with ACT President and IAC Chair: Success Factors for Programs that Leverage IT

Recently, The Modern Network had a chance to chat with two esteemed leaders in the IT space about an organizational initiative that can guide government’s ability to effectively manage IT programs, as well as provide a framework for successful public/private partnerships. Rick Holgate is CIO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and serves as President of the American Council for Technology (ACT). Dan Chenok is Executive

Federal Tech Trends Podcast: IT Adoption in 2014 and Projections for 2015

Over the course of the past year, federal IT trade publications and government IT decision makers have discussed a wide range of technologies and IT capabilities that the Federal Government was either looking to implement or considering for adoption. Now that the calendar has flipped to 2015, many are wondering what technologies were most sought after across the Federal Government in 2014, and how this is going to change in

The Top Tech Trends across Education and Government in 2014

The holiday season is upon us, and we’re preparing to turn our calendars to 2015. We at The Modern Network decided to take the opportunity to do some reflection on the technology trends and topics that dominated the discussion across both the federal government and education sector in the past year. Across the federal government, IT decision makers were focused on improving the security of their networks in 2014. They

5 Education Technology Resources for School Network Administrators

2014 has been a whirlwind year for anyone involved in education technology. With a focus on digital learning, BYOD and other innovations in K-12 schools, network administrators have their work cut out for them staying on top of current technology trends. As we speed through the holiday season and towards a new year, The Modern Network has put together some resources to help school network administrators close out the year

Interoperability a Main Concern for Military at Tech-Net Asia Pacific Conference

Earlier this month, the Juniper Federal team had the opportunity to attend the AFCEA Tech-Net Asia Pacific Conference in Honolulu, HI. This conference brings together thought leaders and technology innovators from private industry with decision makers from the military to share best practices and technology innovations that can help the defense department accomplish its mission in the Pacific theater. The Pacific is a significant focus for the military today. A

PODCAST: Battling Disparate Government IT Infrastructures with Universal Smart Blocks

As we discussed in a previous post, Juniper and Interclypse recently established an alliance to provide Federal agencies with a way to easily and effectively acquire and implement converged IT system – Universal Smart Blocks (USB). The USB Alliance Team designs converged systems that optimize the capabilities of each component – networking, compute and storage, as well as the business and operational value of the converged system. The result is

Internet Connectivity for Rural K-12 Schools Reaches Crisis; Government Commits to Fixes

We recently wrote about the troubling technology gaps in K-12 schools, particularly in rural areas. According to the 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey, only nine percent of American school districts have sufficient bandwidth to meet the demand for online assessments and digital content anticipated over the next 18 months. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notes an estimated 15 million Americans in rural communities don’t even have access to entry-level