Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsSun, 18 Nov 2018 10:41:29 -08003 Steps to Retain and Motivate Top Federal Talenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9816In today’s very competitive world, it is often difficult to find and retain great talent. Cisco's CTO Dan Kent outlines three key motivators for top talent to help government agencies retain the great resources they have. And money is not one of them. Read the full article in GovLoop. 2018-11-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9816/ Cybersecurity: A great Opportunity for Veteranshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9817Transitioning from the military today doesn't need to be scary like it used to be, as jobs are plentiful and skills acquired in the military are more useful outside of the military than ever. Cisco CTO Dan Kent describes his own experience transitioning from the service to civilian life. He gives resources for veterans looking to train in the ever-growing industry of cybersecurity. 2018-11-13http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9817/ Cisco's Dan Kent Talks Cloud Migration of Data for Federalhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9763GovConWire reports on Cisco CTO Dan Kent's comments around cloud migration of data for federal agencies. He estimates that "75 percent of information will be hosted on the cloud and that the government will mostly seek cloud-based offerings for its future applications in line with the Cloud Smart program." More insight at GovConWire. 2018-11-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9763/ EDUCAUSE 2018: Software-Defined Networks Advance Research Computinghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9754Montana State University CIO sees faster service and stronger security in Cisco DNA.2018-11-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9754/ MSU Expands Research Networking Capabilities with Ciscohttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9753Montana State University used Cisco's Software-Defined Access to transform its research networking. Watch the video to see the impact on students and faculty! 2018-11-01http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9753/ EDUCAUSE 2018: How Intent-Based Networking Helps Montana State Live Up to Its 125-Year Old Missionhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9734Montana State University CIO Jerry Sheehan shares his campus' digital transformation and how Cisco's intent-based networking helps Montana State Live Up to Its 125-Year Old Mission. Learn how MSU honors its land grant heritage of accomplishing innovative, groundbreaking research in science and technology – and shares that knowledge with others to benefit the greater good.2018-10-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9734/ Cisco's Dan Kent Predicts Increase in Cloud-Based Data Migrationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9744Cisco Public Sector CTO Dan Kent comments on cloud-based data migration for government agencies. He says that "cloud providers will look to help government customers transfer multipurpose information technology applications." ExecutiveBiz gives more details.2018-10-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9744/ EDUCAUSE 2018: Creating the Safer Campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9733Cisco's U.S. Public Sector Eastern Area Vice President for State, Local and Education Shannon Leininger spotlights a group of universities that are using Cisco solutions to create safer campuses for their students and faculty, both in the physical and digital worlds.2018-10-30http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9733/ The Tech Lessons of Westworld for Our Worldhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9735Cisco's U.S. Public Sector Senior Systems Engineering Director Marcus Moffett contrasts how fog or edge computing in HBO's fictional Westworld, results in robots disastrous consequences to present day smart and connected communities. Today smart communities are fueled by the Internet of Things, government and citizens can benefit from edge computing to improve public services and respond quickly to disasters.2018-10-29http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9735/ How to Find the Best Fit for Cloud Migrationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9737A majority of IT applications will eventually be moved to the cloud, but specific characteristics of those applications will ultimately determine whether they will fit into that majority or be left on premises. Government officials and industry experts, including those from Cisco, give insight into how government agencies should approach cloud migration. Federal Times gives more detail. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9737/ Why Military Aircraft Maintenance Data is Increasingly Valuablehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9738Cisco Defense Expert Joe Beel's insight into how military aircraft maintenance data is becoming more valuable is shared with Rotor Review readers. Read the full article on pages 48 and 49 of the digital magazine. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9738/ HIMSS Analytics Debuts Infrastructure Benchmarkshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9736HIMSS Analytics introduced a maturity model to measure the technical infrastructure used within a health system, dubbed the "infrastructure adoption model," or INFRAM. Cisco has signed on to the program as an early certified consultant. Becker's Hospital Review has more details. 2018-10-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9736/ FedRAMP Insight from Cisco Government Cloud Lunchhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9728At a Cisco-hosted government cloud lunch, FedRAMP Program Manager Claudio Belloli gave insight into how the cloud security program has optimized its reviews and the use of automation to further shorten proposal documents. FCW shares more of Claudio's insight. 2018-10-25http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9728/ How technology is teaching kids to care about the world and each otherhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9693Education influencer Rusul Alrubail meets Edgar Ochoa, a seventh grade social studies teacher from Phoenix, Arizona, who uses Cisco's Corporate and Social Responsibility program Global Problem Solvers: The Series. Imagine the possibilities as the students' learn from an animated series made up of characters and an activity that challenges students to create their own solutions to real-world problems collide. 2018-10-19http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9693/ Are we doing enough to secure modern DoD virtual training?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9679Live, virtual and constructive, or LVC, training allows personnel not physically present at a live training event to participate virtually and through constructive simulations that inject battlefield effects into live systems. However, there are some major cyber-related threats and risks that LVC constructs should be prepared for. Cisco Defense Expert Joe Beel details these risks and how the military can counteract them.2018-10-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9679/ How Companies Think About Smart City Technology and Improving Metropolitan Livinghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9664Cisco's Britt Norwood talks Smart City tech and how Albuquerque, N.M., is replacing traditional streetlights, helping to improve public safety and making lighting more efficient and cost-effective through Cisco Kinetic for Cities. 2018-10-15http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9664/ Bringing the Smart City Vision to Kansas City’s Neglected East Sidehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9609With few signs of renewal in the area, Kansas City officials are hoping new investments in transit and technology will move the needle. It will mean smart parking, smart intersections, smart water meters and smart streetlights. Cisco, Sprint and its corporate partners has made Kansas City a magnet for tech entrepreneurs and conferences for big think about big data.2018-10-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9609/ Threats from Cyber Adversaries Follow You Homehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9610Threat Researcher Nick Biasini discusses with Government CIO how cybersecurity attacks are becoming more and more sophisticated as attackers find new ways to penetrate networks. One of the most concerning methods is by infiltrating a device when it’s connected to a home network, with less protections than the office. Nick dives into the details. 2018-10-02http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9610/ Cybersecurity for smart cities: Changing from reactionary to proactivehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9573Cisco U.S. Public Sector Senior Director of Security Will Ash and Vice President of State, Local and Education for the Western U.S. Britt Norwood explore how smart cities can be proactive instead of reactive. The best proactive security plan is one developed by city officials that relies on a multi-tiered security approach to keep all endpoints, the network infrastructure and the cloud architecture safe.2018-09-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9573/ Why a smart city is an asset to the citizen and the city itselfhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9534U.S. Public Sector Senior Vice President Larry Payne discusses the future of smart cities technology, why it's essential to share information across all departments and how public officials can use that data to improve real-world experience for its citizens and the operational needs of a city. 2018-09-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9534/ Understanding and Attracting the Next-Gen Navy Sailorhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9501If the Navy ensures sailors are challenged and excited by the technologies they’re using, these individuals might opt to stay in the service longer. Cisco Defense Expert Kelly Jones discusses on NextGov how every next-gen recruit should be seen as three different things: a cyber sailor, an ease-of-use sailor and a motivated sailor. 2018-09-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9501/ Like a Hull Breach, Cyber Attacks Should Be Detected In Secondshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9502The global average for detecting a cybersecurity breach, is around six months. Imagine if it took that long for a physical breach on a ship to be discovered, let alone fixed. Cisco Defense Expert Kelly Jones outlines a cyber strategy to prepare for, survive and return to mission readiness after a cyber incident.2018-09-05http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9502/ Inspiring students to become global problem solvershttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9493Insights from a middle school educator on Cisco's new education corporate social responsibility program Global Problem Solver: The Series and its benefits to students. 2018-08-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9493/ For Students to Thrive in the Digital Economyhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9477Cisco's Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility discusses the company's newest education initiative, Global Problem Solvers: The Series and how the pathway for change agents begin in middle school. Global Problem Solvers is a video series available at no charge to educators in multiple languages designed to engage students with hands-on STEM learning.2018-08-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9477/ Universities Integrate Smartboards to Promote Collaboration on Campushttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9459University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Eric Loepp, a political science professor at UW-Whitewater Webex uses Webex Boards and Teams as a way to get students involved. Later this year, UW-Whitewater plans to expand its implementation of Webex Boards and Teams.2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9459/ Kansas City Blazes a Trail Toward Smarter, Better Serviceshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9458Kansas City CIO Bob Bennett credits KCMO's smart cities public-private partnership with Cisco and its ecosystem partners as critical to its success. 2018-08-17http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9458/ Comparing Modernizing Government to Remodeling a Homehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9440Senior VP Larry Payne breaks down the idea of long-term technology investment for government agencies by comparing this change in IT to a home investment. When should agencies update it, when does it need remodeling and when should agencies completely modernize the space? CIO.com has the answers. 2018-08-14http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9440/ Cybersecurity Issues Federal CISO Should Focus Onhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9429Government CIO Media made a list of the top 10 cybersecurity issues the new federal CISO should make a priority, including mitigating ransomware attacks as outlined in Cisco's 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report. The full list of suggested priorities can be found at GovernmentCIOMedia.com. 2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9429/ How Healthcare providers Can Take Advantage of IoThttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9430Beyond connecting medical devices to a network, a robust and secure infrastructure can usher in IoT initiatives for healthcare. Giving insight into the complexity of this type of environment, Healthcare Expert Troy Yoder says, "A hospital’s a very dense environment, with floors stacked on top of floors, and it’s a difficult wireless environment to get right." Staples Business Resource Center has more details.2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9430/ Are We Missing the Forest with IT Modernization?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9431Former CIO and Federal Expert Alan Balutis explains why we shouldn't be worried about the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) not being included in the Senate version of the spending bill for fiscal 2019. His insights can be found in Federal News Radio.2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9431/