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CDM Tools Help Agencies Secure Networks – more help needed to automate response and detection

Federal agencies that have installed the tools and sensors provided through the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation phase one blanket purchase agreement (BPA) are already seeing substantial gains in their cybersecurity efforts. Mark Kneidinger, DHS’ senior advisor, Federal Network Resilience, told the audience at The Chertoff Group Security Series conference on cybersecurity earlier this month that in “some conversations with some agencies, they’ve seen substantial added value

Troubling Technology Gaps Stand in the Way of Digital Learning in K-12 Schools Across America

More than 80 percent of K-12 school districts in the United States said that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) E-rate program’s current funding levels are not meeting their needs, which is leading to troubling gaps in broadband and technology infrastructure in schools across America, particularly in rural areas. The findings, according to the 2nd Annual E-rate and Infrastructure Survey also show that only nine percent of American school districts have

BYOD Enables Learning, Increases Engagement in K-12 Schools

Recently, we wrote about schools in Montgomery County, MD embracing mobile devices by supporting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) practices. The county has adopted a technology initiative that aims to provide 40,000 computing devices to students this school year, with an eventual goal of bringing a total of 100,000 laptops and tablets into schools by 2017-18. They also aim to formalize the practice of BYOD and educate the community about

AFCEA Event Highlights the Benefits of Mentoring

AFCEA International recently held a lunch event to kick off the second year of its innovative Mentoring Continuum program. Lt Gen Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., US Air Force (USAF) DISA Director; Andre Lynch, CEO, Ingenium Corporation and Maj (Lt Col sel) Shilette Addison-Reed, USAF participated in a panel discussion sharing insights into how the mentoring process benefits individuals and helps guide long-term career success in government and industry. Marie Russell,

SDN and Security Top Topics at Cloud Builder Breakfast

As we discussed in a previous post, we recently had the opportunity to attend an event entitled, “Strategies for Creating Cloud Builder Organizations Across the Government.” This event, which was sponsored by Federal Computer Week, featured experts from the public and private sectors discussing federal cloud adoption, best practices for embracing cloud in the enterprise, benefits of cloud implementations and the technologies enabling cloud adoption. The event began with welcome

Education Technology Highlights Fall 2014

It seems like just yesterday K-12 schools were wrapping up summer vacation and heading back to the classroom…now Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. With so much going on in the education technology world, it’s hard to stay on top of it all—even here on The Modern Network. In case you’ve missed any of our education technology-related content this fall, we’ve put together a list of some of the

Majority of Internet Experts Predict High Speed GB Networks will Revolutionize Apps by 2025

In a recent canvass of Internet thought leaders, pioneers, and Internet builders, the Pew Research Center found that 86 percent of the 1,464 experts who responded believe major new applications will accompany a rise of bandwidth speeds in the United States by 2025. The respondents were asked “Will there be new, distinctive, and uniquely compelling technology applications that capitalize upon significant increases in bandwidth in the US between now and