Betsy Foresman

Betsy Foresman

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Virginia universities and AWS announce cloud computing degree

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George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College announced a new degree in cloud computing on Tuesday in partnership with Amazon Web Services’ Educate program. “This degree is the first of its kind to offer students a seamless transfer pathway from a 2-year associates degree to a 4-year associates bachelor’s degree in the cloud,” according to an announcement from AWS.…

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Public-private partnerships can build IT workforce pipelines, say education leaders

by • 2 weeks ago

To address the technology workforce shortage, stakeholders in business, government and education must work together to train students for a wide range of emerging careers, education leaders said at an event in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Speakers in one panel at Amazon Web Services’ Public Sector Summit agreed that amid the growing demand for workers trained in the latest technological…

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Louisiana announces state's first cybersecurity education center

by • 1 month ago

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a new partnership last week to create the state’s first cybersecurity education center. The new “Cyber Center” will provide training in-person and online for people in Louisiana and beyond, and it aims to solidify the Shreveport-Bossier area, where the center will be located, as the cyber hub of Louisiana, Edwards said. In recent years, Louisiana has made…

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Congress considers bills on student privacy, workforce, school security and STEM diversity research

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Lawmakers moved on a host of bills this week centered around educational technology, including legislation aimed at restoring student privacy, bolstering the nation’s cybersecurity workforce, funding school security and better understanding participation in science and technology-related subjects among underrepresented groups. The Building Blocks of STEM Act, introduced in March by Sen. Jacky Rosen, a Democrat from Nevada, passed a voice…

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U. Virginia team defends national cybersecurity competition title

by • 2 months ago

The computer network of a fictional agricultural firm is secure for another day, thanks to students from the University of Virginia, who won first place at the 2019 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition for successfully thwarting simulated cyberattacks. The key to success, the team’s captain said, was communication. For the second consecutive year, UVA’s team won first place at the…

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How Virginia Tech's innovation campus could transform the technology talent pipeline

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Northern Virginia, like many regions in the U.S., is confronted with a shortage of technology professionals, which the state and Virginia Tech hope to mitigate through a $1.1 billion investment designed to bolster and expand educational opportunities in computer science and other STEM fields, university officials told reporters in a media briefing Wednesday. Although the Washington metro area has the…

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