The verdict is in. The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida’s innovative interpretation services are revolutionizing the legal system throughout the Sunshine State.
On a public sector roundtable today at Cisco Live!, the Ninth Circuit’s Trial Court Administrator Matt Benefiel shared insights on the Florida court system and the challenges the state faced in providing equal services to its culturally and demographically diverse communities.
With citizens speaking English, Spanish, Creole, Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese and a number of other languages, including those who communicate through American Sign Language (ASL), the state of Florida was spending millions of dollars each year on court interpretation services. Read More »
Tags: Connected Justice, remote appearance, remote interpretation, translation
While at Cisco Live! in Orlando, Fla., I had the pleasure of leading a tour of the future Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center at Lake Nona, along with Dr. Kenneth Goldberg, the center’s new chief of staff.
This amazing facility will be the first new VA hospital to be built in the U.S. in nearly 20 years. When complete, it will be a state-of-the-art medical center that will care for many of the approximately 400,000 veterans and their families living in Central Florida (1.8 million veterans call Florida home).
The 1.2 million square-foot facility in Orange County will be one of the largest hospitals in the VA system. It will have a large multispecialty outpatient clinic, a 134-bed inpatient diagnostic and treatment hospital, a 118-bed nursing home, a 60-bed domiciliary, and a veterans benefit mini service center. Its campus will also include the Simulation Learning Education and Research Network, which is a high-technology, immersive environment that uses simulation to train VA medical personnel. Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, govtech, healthcare, telehealth, telemedicine, Veterans Administration
Tomorrow at Cisco Live!, I will be moderating a roundtable discussion featuring four government thought-leaders:
During the roundtable, each customer will discuss how they are using technology to address current challenges -- such as greater demand for mobile technology, fewer resources, limited budgets and new models for delivering citizen services. Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, collaboration, Connected Justice, govtech, mobility, smart_connected_communities, State Local Government
Within the next five years, more than 1 million armed forces personnel are expected to transition from U.S. military to civilian life. As our veterans return from deployments such as Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them will need new jobs to support their families – and additional training to get those jobs.
Unfortunately, our veterans typically experience higher unemployment rates than the national average and sometimes have difficulty matching their skills and training with jobs in the private sector. That’s why Cisco established a corporate veterans program in 2011 to support veterans and their spouses. We provide funding, training, technical expertise and technology to help them through what can be a difficult transition period. Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, cisco live, cna, employment assistance, govtech, VA, veterans, Veterans Affairs
Today, I had the opportunity to speak with students of the Cisco Networking Academy. These students were selected to run the network at Cisco Live this year and run the Cisco Network Operations Center (NOC).
An innovative information and communications technology (ICT) education program, the Cisco Networking Academy provides a million students worldwide with the skills needed to design, build, manage and secure computer networks. This educations provides a pathway to ICT jobs, further education and globally-recognized industry certifications.
I’m very proud to say that many of the Networking Academy students are veterans. In fact, the Army at Fort Gordon, Georgia trains over 2,600 soldiers annually in its Networking Academy program. Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, 000 jobs mission, 100, CCNA, cna, netacad, veterans