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DMII 2017: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT? will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on nurturing a healthy tech economy in Kitsap County. The program which features renown technology leaders and innovators who will explore issues and progress surrounding workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and how how you can keep up with tech in YOUR business! (Click here […] Read more »

Decision Makers II explores Kitsap’s Tech Economy

DMII 2017: Kitsap-the next tech HOTSPOT? will share information on technology developments in Kitsap with a focus on nurturing a healthy tech economy in Kitsap County. The program which features renown technology leaders and innovators who will explore issues and progress surrounding workforce and talent development, regional connectivity and infrastructure, entrepreneurship, and how how you can keep up with tech in YOUR business! (Click here […] Read more »

Kitsap’s Olympic College and Western on the Peninsulas technology degree programs in the news!

Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it Seattle Times, Katherine Long Cybersecurity experts are among the most sought-after workers in the tech field, and Washington colleges and universities are stepping up to help fill the many job vacancies. Click here to read more and learn about how WWU’s new CyberRange will prepare students for high demand jobs>> Olympic College offers BA in digital […] Read more »

Poulsbo cyber range is a first for Washington

Kitsap Daily News POULSBO — Think of it as a shooting range for cyber security personnel. By year’s end, the Western Washington University campus at Poulsbo will be home to the first public cyber range in Washington state. Western Washington University made the announcement at the March 15 meeting of the Poulsbo City Council. According to Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern, it will be one […] Read more »

IRS & FTC present FREE webinar for small business: Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information

Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information: Practical Identity Safety Practices FREE Webinar for Small Business Organizations and their members Presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (click here for flyer) 1:00—2:00 pm Pacific Learn about identity theft, new imposter scams targeting businesses, cybersecurity practices to reduce your risk, data breach avoidance and response, and free resources to help you […] Read more »

US Officials Invite Hackers to Attack Pentagon

by William Gall, Voice of America Every year, the Pentagon spends hundreds of millions of dollars protecting its computer systems from hackers. But for the next few weeks, U.S. defense officials are changing their strategy: they’re inviting hackers to attack the Pentagon. The “Hack the Pentagon” pilot program, which began Monday and lasts until May 12, allows hackers to attack certain Department of Defense public websites […] Read more »

New cybersecurity program coming to Poulsbo

Western Washington University’s Board of Trustees this week approved Western’s 2015-2016 state-funded operating budget, which includes funding for Western’s new cybersecurity program at Olympic and Peninsula colleges. The Washington State Legislature appropriated $1.5 million in its two-year biennial budget for the program, which will offer baccalaureate completion degrees in computer and information systems security. The program will be based at WWU’s Western on the Peninsulas instructional center […] Read more »

DOD budget reflects impact of cyber, unmanned systems, R&D

DEFENSE SYSTEMS – Kevin McCaney This story has been updated from its original form. The proposed 2015 Defense budget — the first request in 13 years not based on U.S. forces being involved in a foreign war — paints a picture of the military moving toward fewer soldiers, reduced spending and a greater reliance on technology. The $495.6 billion budget request, released Tuesday with the rest of […] Read more »

The Future of the Defense Industry

Fact: Defense is Kitsap’s economic foundation, fueling more than 50% of our economy.  Fact: Sequestration and continuing resolutions have created a negative impact on defense funding. It is with these facts in mind that the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and Pacific NW Defense Coalition present the 5th Annual Pacific NW Defense Symposium on September 24 and 25.  This annual event where defense contractors, defense decision […] Read more »