Cisco Americas Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/rss/Recent AnnouncementsWed, 23 Jan 2019 10:37:37 -0800Modernizing IT - A Network with Intenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9959How is the digital environment changing for the Public Sector and how does the network need to change in order to support it? Cisco CTO Dan Kent dives into what the network environment needs to look like in order for public sector organizations to continue in their IT modernization journey. 2018-12-18http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9959/ Modernizing IT: The Wide Area Networkhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9941Cisco Public Sector CTO Dan Kent is back with another installment of his GovLoop blog series, detailing the software-defined wide area network, why public sector organizations should consider it and how it fits into the larger IT modernization effort for the public sector. The full article found at GovLoop. 2018-12-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9941/ Why America's Armed Forces need Skynethttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9931Defense News included a byline from Cisco Defense Director Carl De Groote and Defense Strategist Chuck Louisell on page 37 of its printed magazine. The byline argues for a Skynet-like network for the U.S. military to improve global communications and battlefield advantage. 2018-12-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9931/ What if the Military Relied on Digital Twins?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9932What if the U.S. Department of Defense had a computer model so supremely detailed, it could reproduce exactly the operations of a complex military system? Navy leaders say this notion of a “digital twin” is not just an interesting hypothesis, it’s an urgent imperative. Cisco Systems Engineer Kelly Jones is quoted throughout this article about the positive impact digital twin technology could have on the Navy.2018-12-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9932/ Military Should Leverage AI to Sustain Mission Assurancehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9913ExecutiveBiz reposted details from a byline from Cisco Defense Director Carl De Groote and Defense Strategist Chuck Louisell. The article highlights that the U.S. military should adopt AI, machine learning and in-line data analytics to sustain mission assurance and readiness. 2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9913/ Navy Looks to Cloud Technology to Extend Warship Missionshttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9914Cisco Defense Systems Engineer Kelly Jones is interviewed by Warrior Maven around Cisco's work with the U.S. Navy. The article describes the underlying digital twin technology the Navy is using to build laboratory prototypes of a software technology designed to offer instant connectivity between ship-based networks, command and control, and on-board systems such as engines. Jones is quoted saying, "This can minimize down-time and keep a ship mission ready."2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9914/ Public Sector Digitization is Herehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9916Where is the public sector with its digital transformation? Cisco CTO Dan Kent discusses where we're at with digitization and what technologies CIOs need to keep in mind, including cloud computing, IoT, software-defined networking and analytics, in order to create an intelligent system moving forward. 2018-12-06http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9916/ Why the Military Needs Skynethttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9883In the Terminator movie, Skynet was originally built as a “Global Information Digital Defense Network” providing an omni-connected platform that, in many ways, resembles the goals of the Department of Defense’s digital transformation effort. Cisco Defense Director Carl De Groote and Defense Strategist Chuck Louisell make the case for why a Skynet-like network can give our military the ultimate advantage on the battlefield through mission assurance, sustained operations and greater awareness.2018-11-28http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9883/ 3 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ 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/ Can Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) help agency IT leaders?http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9428Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) technology allows agency IT leaders to monitor and measure their data center optimization operations. Cisco CTO Dan Kent says, "Agency IT officials cannot figure out how to consolidate and optimize without knowing the equipment and data they have." More details at FedTech.com. 2018-08-09http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9428/ Military Maintenance Ready for Data-Driven Optimizationhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9423Defense Expert Joe Beel describes how the use of IoT system data can deliver enhanced visibility and efficient maintenance packaging. He says, "For the DOD, truly digitizing operations means maximizing the potential insights from MRO machine data." The full article is published in Aviation Today. 2018-08-08http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9423/ Why Military Aircraft Maintenance Data is Becoming Valuablehttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9103Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) has progressed incredibly over the past 20 years. While innovative manufacturing and MRO practices have allowed military aircraft to become safer and far more capable, agencies are still facing critical adoption challenges. Cisco Defense Expert Joe Beel describes how Internet of Things (IoT) system data (i.e. machine data) can deliver enhanced visibility and efficient maintenance packaging. The full details are published in Rotor & Wing International. 2018-07-24http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9103/ The Government Reorganization Plan - Finding a Way to the 21st Centuryhttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9085Reorganization remains a popular prescription for many of the ills of government. But little is known about what types of reorganization promote efficiency. Cisco Distinguished Fellow Alan Balutis breaks it down with a five-part plan to advance us towards a 21st century government. Details are at FCW.com.2018-07-12http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9085/ A Different Way for Government to Clean Its Datahttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9081Cisco Distinguished Fellow Alan Balutis offers an alternative approach to efficiently aggregating and analyzing data across the federal enterprise. Details are published in Nextgov.2018-07-11http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9081/ Executive Spotlight: Diane Gongaware Talks Cybersecurity and Cloud for Governmenthttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9044ExecutiveBiz talked with Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. Public Sector Services at Cisco, about federal cybersecurity challenges, the government’s progress in adopting the cloud and what products Cisco will be launching soon. Click "Read Full Article" to learn more. 2018-06-26http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/9044/ Reorganizing government: Lessons for rightsizing and downsizinghttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8973Cisco fellow and federal expert Alan Balutis revisits the topic of downsizing or rightsizing when government agencies go to reorganize. Reorganization rarely makes government measurably cheaper and agency efficiency can take a serious beating while changes are being made. Read FCW.com for all of Alan Balutis' insight. 2018-05-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8973/ Navy Cyber War Breakthrough - AI Finds Malware in Encrypted Traffichttp://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8974Cisco Navy Expert Kelly Jones talks to Warrior Maven about how Cisco is prototyping new detection methods as part of an effort to introduce their technology to the U.S. military services. While most DoD network traffic is encrypted for additional safety, encryption can also make it more difficult for cyber defenders to see hidden malware in the traffic. Kelly Jones says, “We have the ability to read and detect malware in encrypted web traffic. Even though the data is encrypted there is still a pattern to malware." Read the full article at Warrior Maven. 2018-05-31http://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/8974/