govtech

February 27, 2014

GOVERNMENT

National Cybersecurity Center for Excellence: A Promising Fortress

It is one thing to recognize cyber threats and their potential to disrupt entire companies, agencies and institutions. It is another thing to do something about it. In light of recent threats we cannot sit still and wait for the next one. On February 18, I was honored to join Governor O’Malley, Senator Mikulski, NIST […]

February 4, 2014

GOVERNMENT

User Behavior and Training Critical to Secure Mobility

Worker mobility has become an essential practice for government agencies. From teleworking on the road to accessing critical data on your smart phone, mobility increases productivity and employee satisfaction. And the trend toward mobility is growing. In fact, the Cisco Visual Networking Index predicts there will be more than 10 billion mobile devices worldwide by […]

November 13, 2013

SECURITY

Cybersecurity: Where are the Biggest Threats?

Rarely a week goes by that we don’t hear of a database compromise that results in confidential data—many times consisting of personally identifiable information (PII)—falling into the hands of those who should not have access to the data. Protection of our PII is becoming increasingly critical as more and more information is collected and stored through the use of Internet-enabled devices.

November 11, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Celebrating our Servicemen and Women on Veterans Day

A sincere thank you to all of those who are serving or who have served in the US military. We live freely today because you put your life on the line to protect all that we hold dear. “The Flag does not fly because of the winds that blow it, The Flag flies because of […]

November 8, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Cybersecurity: Where are the Biggest Threats?

Cyber Crime: Identifying the Sources of an Everyday Threat Cyber crimes, cyber thievery, and cyber warfare have become an everyday reality. In fact, security breaches are so prevalent that, according...

November 5, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Public Safety Blog Series-Community Policing in Action: Mankato’s Tapestry Project (Authored by Todd A. Miller, Direct …

Each year, at the IACP Annual Conference, we celebrate the best in community policing through the IACP and Cisco Community Policing Awards. In Mankato, MN, we are living proof of the impact community policing can have on communities. When we look at critical incidents and threats to public safety, we see that they transcend race, […]

August 20, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Veterans See Improved Access to Healthcare

It’s truly amazing to think about the possibilities that advances in technology have unlocked.  No longer do the barriers of time and distance have to limit the ability for anyone to access education, healthcare and government services.  We can now connect with the push of a button. And often, it allows us to help the […]

June 27, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Florida Department of Highway Safety at Cisco Live!

This week at Cisco Live!, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles spoke on a government customer roundtable. Rob Fields, the CIO for the Department provided insight into the challenges that he faced with legacy equipment, the organization’s technology vision and plans for the future. The Florida Department of Highway Safety had purchased lowest […]

June 25, 2013

GOVERNMENT

Touring the Future VA Medical Center at Lake Nona during Cisco Live!

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 […]