Updates from the Capital Area Advanced Research and Education Network:
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...continued
COURSE 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.
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.
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.