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Public Trust is Crucial for the Success of the Internet of Everything by Chris Long

The rapid adoption, growth, and spread of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is inevitable. But even as we see massive growth in IoE, we must also acknowledge and work to mitigate the considerable risk associated with these advances. Reliable security and continued "public trust" in IoE are fundamental to the success of the IoE revolution.    Read More

Wearable to Aware-able: Contact, Connection, Context (Cisco Blog, Dave Evans)

Since the dawn of time, humans have been motivated by an innate desire to be connected to each other and to information. Today, we are seeing this need satisfied as the Internet of Everything (IoE) evolves to connect more people, process, data and things than ever before. An essential part of the growth of the Internet of Everything will depend on how mobile devices, connected things and wearable technology adapts and develops to become more aware and intelligent.    Read More

Cisco's Padmasree Warrior Briefs Hill Staff on Internet of Everything

On June 5, 2014, CPPI hosted a roundtable on the Internet of Everything with Cisco's Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) on Capitol Hill. Warrior discussed how the next era of the Internet will impact a variety of sectors including healthcare, education, and agriculture.
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Megan Smith, Federal Chief Technology Officer // Source: Next Gov

Why Paid Parental Leave Could Be Key to Diversifying the Tech Workforce (Next Gov)

January 31, 2015

When it comes to attracting top-tier tech talent, the federal government faces stiff competition from the private sector, which often promises six-figure salaries and state-of-the-art facilities.

The gap is further emphasized when it comes to women in tech fields. Women currently make up less than a third of federal IT employees, and even fewer federal aerospace engineers or electronics engineers.

Here’s why that could change.

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January 29, 2015
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U.S. Stocks Mixed as Oil Drop Continues to Weigh
January 29, 2015
(Wall Street Journal) - U.S. stock indexes were mixed Thursday, as the drop in crude-oil prices continued to weigh on energy shares. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 49 points, or 0.3%, to ...

Social Security Administration about ready to begin consolidating data centers
January 29, 2015
(ZDNet) - The new Social Security Administration National Support Center is designed to not only meet the demands of the Federal Government's data center consolidation requirements...

US military explores biometric replacement for passwords
January 29, 2015
(ZDNet) - The US military is investing millions of dollars in a biometric identification system which could replace the traditional password for web users....

China Clamps Down Still Harder on Internet Access
January 29, 2015
(New York Times) - Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursi...

IBM Thinks it Can Make Your Food Safer: Will it Work?
January 29, 2015
(TIME) - IBM announced on Thursday that it’s partnering with Mars on a project called the Sequencing the Food Supply Chain Consortium. Their goal is to sequence the makeup of vari...

FCC AWS-3 Auction Closes
January 29, 2015
(Broadcasting & Cable) - The FCC's AWS-3 auction has officially closed, having raised $44,899,451,600. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announced the news at the public meeting Thursday (Jan. 29)....

FCC Ups Sec. 706 Broadband Speed to 25 Mbps
January 29, 2015
(Multichannel News) - As expected, the FCC majority has voted to up the definition of high-speed broadband in its annual Sec. 706 report from 4 Mbps downstream/1 up, to 25 Mbps down/3 up....

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