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PODCAST: The impact of network infrastructure on GEOINT

Last week, senior members of the defense and intelligence community came together with thought leaders and solution providers from private enterprise to discuss geospatial intelligence and the technologies necessary to acquire, store, analyze and share mission-critical information at the 2015 GEOINT Symposium. GEOINT is the lifeblood of the intelligence and defense communities – providing the military with the data necessary to make informed tactical decisions in theater and in disaster

Weekly News Round-Up: Federal Government Still Reeling From Major OPM Breach

The massive Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach continues to be top of mind for many federal IT leaders. It serves as a very real reminder that the federal government still has a long way to go in terms of cybersecurity initiatives, but it’s at least encouraging to see awareness being this high. Below is a collection of articles highlighting some of the fallout that has taken place after the

Juniper’s Brian Roach on shifting federal datacenter and infrastructure trends

The federal government and its agencies are working feverishly to consolidate their numerous datacenters to help increase efficiency, decrease cost and create fewer, more heavily–secured targets for hackers and other bad actors. In a recent Q&A interview on, Juniper’s VP of Federal – Brian Roach – spoke with reporter, Karli Gillespie about the trends driving federal datacenter investments, the impact that consolidation is having on federal datacenters and the

Weekly News Round-Up: Tight Budgets, Consolidation, and the Cloud

Shrinking federal budgets are making it difficult for IT leaders to manage and secure their network infrastructure, which is why the federal government is looking to consolidate a vast amount of data centers in the next few years. Consolidation can free up other resources and allow agencies to focus on more critical issues, like cyber security, ensuring that sensitive data is properly secured. Below is a collection of data center-focused

PODCAST: Can President Obama’s executive order truly improve America’s security stature?

In our last post on The Modern Network we featured part one in a two-part podcast series exploring President Obama’s executive order entitled, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.” In part two of the podcast series, Bob Dix, the Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Public Policy with Juniper Networks, a contributor to The Modern Network and a frequent guest on The Modern Network Radio, returns to dive even

Weekly News Round-Up: Massive Cybersecurity Breach Leaves Over 4 Million Federal Employees Vulnerable

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has recently become aware of a major cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Federal employees. The number of affected personnel is estimated to be over four million individuals. Below is a collection of articles highlighting this massive breach – which could be the biggest in U.S. history. These articles highlight the

PODCAST: Dissecting President Obama’s executive order to increase cybersecurity information sharing

In mid-February, President Obama announced an executive order entitled, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing,” designed to increase the sharing of information about security threats and breaches between government agencies and private entities. Although a great idea, in concept, the executive order itself raised many questions from cyber security experts due to its ambiguous wording and the establishment of multiple organizations that – although well intentioned – seem redundant in