A former top White House cybersecurity policymaker and IT systems manager at the Department of Education said today at the FCW Cybersecurity Summit that Federal agencies should expect to become targets of sophisticated cyber attacks and should count on assistance from other entities including their cloud service providers to meet those assaults. 

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To attract girls and women to computer science and retain their interest in the field, Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology, said this week it is advocating for a policy agenda that includes expanded computer science classes, increased exposure to women and minorities in tech, and more professional development funding.

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IT modernization in the Federal government will require collaboration, effective policies, and a focus on the true end-goal: improving the government experience for citizens, said agency CIOs and industry leaders at a May 23 FedInsider webinar on IT modernization.

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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate announced that it awarded $527,112 to Brigham Young University for a Web authentication middleware tool that will improve online security.

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Is the digital divide growing or shrinking in the United States? A new Pew Research Center report found that the digital divide, and digital readiness, is closely tied to an individual’s socioeconomic status, their race and ethnicity, and their level of access to home broadband and smartphones.

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Technavio announced the top 10 global visual analytics vendors for the U.S. education market through 2020. Educational institutions are increasing their use of dashboards and visualizations within applications and business process management systems as part of their technology strategy.

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The U.S. Department of Education in August delivered a death blow for ITT Technical Institute by banning the for-profit college from accepting new students who depend on Federal student aid, which was the source of most of ITT’s revenue. On Tuesday, ITT Educational Services, the company that operates ITT Technical Institutes, said it was permanently closing all of its campuses nationwide.

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As millennials–currently ages 19-35–move to parenthood, 77 percent support a create-your-own approach to education, where students can determine a path best suited for their learning style. The majority of Americans (76 percent), and 92 percent of millennial parents, feel that their children should be able to choose tuition-free online learning options that meet their individual needs.

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Computer Science is an increasingly popular major for women at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. In 2006, 10 percent of the computer science majors were female. This past year, that number had risen to 50 percent.

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Boston University last year conducted a pilot program with six area high schools in which students were offered online AP Physics courses. All six schools, as well as six new ones, have registered for the program’s second year. Mark Greenman, a physics professor at BU, led a team of colleagues in creating Project Accelerate, an online AP Physics course consisting of a series of lesson modules.

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The U.S. Department of Education has issued what analysts are calling a death sentence for ITT Technical Institute. As part of a larger series of restrictions on the for-profit higher education institution, the Department of Education has banned ITT from accepting new students who depend on Federal student aid, which is the source of most of ITT’s revenue.

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The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is using technology advancements to deliver new assessments that take less time out of the classroom.

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SecureAuth has launched SecureAuth University, a continuing education program for cybersecurity professionals. Through e-learning and instructor-led courses, SecureAuth University offers certification for three levels of cybersecurity professionals: administrator, advanced administrator, and developer.

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A chatbot, or artificial intelligence tutor, is a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more humans via auditory or textual means. As chatbots become smarter and more capable of understanding figurative language and solving more complex problems, they become more useful in fields such as education.

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The E-Rate program, which has provided $25 billion in subsidies since 1996 to schools from the Federal government for broadband, internal wiring, and networking equipment, hasn’t correlated with increased test scores among students in North Carolina, a recent study shows. […]

Learning House, an eLearning services company that creates off-the-shelf and custom online degree and professional development courses, recently released a new report highlighting the demands and preferences of online college students.

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Today’s tech companies are branching out from college campuses and are instead looking at adult coding boot camps to recruit the next batch of talent.

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