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Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network Newsletter | October 2017

October 20, 2017

Read updates below from the Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network. 

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CAAREN PARTICIPATES IN GLOBAL CITY TEAMS CHALLENGE

The Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network (CAAREN) joined the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) in Washington, DC to discuss opportunities for community engaged innovation through collaboration with technology leaders, universities and city governments. CAAREN presented the CyberCity Education Platform Action Cluster to bring together city, industry and academic institutions from across the region to work together to create customizable city-specific courses and a training practicum that can be configured to mimic a city’s critical systems...read more

 

gctc tableCOURSE DEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY FOR CAPITAL REGION ADVANCED CYBER RANGE 

The Capital Area Advanced Cyber Range moves beyond the typical classroom instruction to deliver hands-on practicums using immersive and true-to-life city-wide systems and operational practices so learners can gain real world experience and practice defending complex IT systems. The goal of this project is to enable novel approaches to cybersecurity education and training that meets the ever-increasing demands on cities to protect and defend their critical infrastructure and data from unwanted attacks. 

 

pa2040 sensorCAAREN COLLABORATES ON PA2040 PROJECT

PA 2040 is a project to actualize today what Pennsylvania Avenue might look like in 2040. In this effort, CAAREN is working with GW researchers to develop and install environmental sensing hubs across the city, starting with Pennsylvania Avenue. CAAREN will be used to aggregate live sensing data, provide access to city-wide data repositories and establish an Open Science Data Platform where users can analyze and share environmental sensing, and other data, such as traffic video from sensors built into the modern low-energy street lights.

 

us ucan logoCAAREN PARTICIPATES IN K20 INITIATIVE WITH U.S. UCAN PROGRAM

As a United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) Program sponsor, CAAREN provides an opportunity for regional colleges, K-12 institutions, libraries, museums and other institutions to connect to the Internet2 network. Learn more about ongoing projects through this program and how your institution can get involved on the U.S. UCAN website.

 

 

 

caaren logoCLOUD EXCHANGE SERVICES

CAAREN has signed up with Equinix Cloud exchange to offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect. ExpressRoute lets customers extend on-premise networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection facilitated by CAAREN. AWS Direct Connect is dedicated network connection from customer premises to AWS cloud.....read more