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CommScope’s Chris Collura: Federal Agencies Should Prioritize Network Modernization

Chris Collura

Chris Collura, vice president of Federal Sales at CommScope, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday that federal agencies seeking to advance information technology modernization should upgrade their network infrastructure supporting internet-connected devices. He said the systems of wireless access points, multigigabit ethernet switches and routers and converged cables serve as the “backbone” of five next-gen technologies. 

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Scott Rose on NIST’s Draft Zero Trust Guidance

Scott Rose, a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, told Federal News Network in an interview posted Tuesday that NIST’s Zero Trust Architecture Special Publication 800-207 seeks to help agencies and cyber experts come up with a “conceptual framework” to adopt zero trust principles within their network infrastructure and operations.

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CIO Andrea Norris on NIH’s Core Data Network, Digital Transformation Effort

Andrea Norris, chief information officer at the National Institutes of Health, said her office moves approximately 6 petabytes of data each day through a core computational network, Federal News Network reported Thursday. “Our backbone network is one core because the predominant data that we’re moving through there is scientific by far, but we do have set up in some cases, we architect virtual local networks for specialized scientific instrumentation,” Norris said on the network’s Federal Monthly Insights - Digital Transformation.

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Army Eyes Consolidated Cyber Defense Network for Communications

The U.S. Army is looking at ideas for a “solid” network infrastructure to facilitate secure communications and interaction across the service in support of mission command, the Army reported Thursday. Lora Strum writes that Army leaders discussed the need for a consolidated network that protects against cyber threats and boosts productivity during …

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