Dan Kent


Public Sector Engineering & CTO

Mr. Kent is the Public Sector Sr. Director of Systems Engineering & Chief Technology Officer for Cisco Systems. In this role, he is responsible for managing the sales engineering team and driving Cisco’s technology strategy in the Public Sector.

Working with partners and customers alike, his team assists governments (State, Local and Federal), and education institutions leverage technologies to effectively meet mission/ business needs. Currently, his team is focusing on integrating technologies like virtualization & cloud computing, core networking, cybersecurity and collaboration tools into the Public Sector market.

Prior to this role, he served as the PS Director of Solutions and 5 years as the Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco Federal leading a team of 175 engineers focused on the design and deployment of integrated, enterprise communication and network platforms.

Mr. Kent has been active in the Public Sector communications field for over 20 years. Mr. Kent’s prior positions include ten years at Nortel Networks as the Director of Engineering and as a senior consulting engineer for Network Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Kent is a graduate of the University of Maine and holds a Master’s Degree from the Johns Hopkins University.


April 19, 2019


Cisco and Google Cloud: Flexible Cloud for Government

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Announcing the Cisco and Google Cloud partnership to focus on hybrid cloud and multicloud solutions. This solution brings the best of both worlds, including Cisco’s Hyperflex and Hyperflex Edge integrated with Google’s Anthos.

August 9, 2016


Don’t Risk IT: Cloud Solutions for Government Agencies

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Cloud computing is one of today’s biggest technology trends. The promise of cloud is to bring the latest solutions to end users, continuously updated and patched at lower cost than those solutions could be delivered in house. For many government agencies, however, it can be a struggle to keep up with the rapid changes in […]

June 1, 2016


Strengthening Connections: Public Sector & Silicon Valley

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In case you’ve missed it, the U.S. government has been making calculated decisions over the past few years modernize its approach to technology. That modernization, however, is much more than just buying the latest pieces of equipment and software, and it’s no secret that government has typically been behind private industry when it comes to […]

January 12, 2016


New Year’s Resolutions for CIOs

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As 2016 begins, people all around the world are making resolutions to improve themselves in the coming year. While you might be dedicating yourself exercising more and eating healthier, I encourage everyone in government IT to think about resolutions you can make to help your organizations better embrace digital transformation. In no role is this […]

June 11, 2015


Federal Agencies and the Internet of Things

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Earlier this week, Federal Computer Week ran an article – “Are agencies really ready for the Internet of Things?” – that discusses the potential challenges government agencies face when implementing the Internet of Things (IoT). The article’s author spoke to Gary Hall, chief technology officer for Federal Defense at Cisco, about these challenges, as well […]

May 5, 2015


IoE and Convergence: The Path toward Greater Efficiency and Improved Citizen Services

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As technology continues to evolve rapidly, citizens and end-user government employees are reaping the benefits. Government is responding to the growing demand for increased e-services and faster access to data by aligning resources to more adequately support a fully connected world, or as we like to call it the Internet of Everything (IoE). The Difference […]

April 27, 2015


Internet2: The Next Big Thing Awaits

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In order to push the boundaries of research we must turn to innovative technology. And since much of research is being fueled by academic organizations, Cisco is making an investment in our partners and in higher education. This month in Washington, D.C. the brightest minds in technology will gather for the second annual Internet2 Global […]

October 27, 2014


Mobility, Security and the Pressure In-Between

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From checking bank statements to booking flights, mobile phones have become integral to our everyday lives. In the near future, the number of mobile devices will exceed the world’s population,...

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