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Massachusetts Working to Close Cybersecurity Skills Gap

Massachusetts is investing in entry-level cybersecurity job skills with the award of grants to three institutions through the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Workforce Challenge.

Making College Affordable Remains a High Priority in Washington

More states are providing free college tuition, but equity concerns remain when it comes to the costs of textbooks, transportation and housing.

AWS Appliance Connects On-Premises Apps to AWS Storage Services

Amazon Web Services has put its Storage Gateway — for connecting on-premises applications to AWS storage services — into a hardware appliance.

Latest JDK Release Adds Support for TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2

Java 11 is here. With the latest JDK release release come several developer productivity enhancements, along with new support for modern cryptographic and Internet standards, including TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2.



VMware Releases Workstation and Fusion Updates

VMware has released major updates to its virtual platforms VMware Workstation 15 and VMware Fusion 11.

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Funds Department of Education

The United States Department of Education is receiving nearly $71.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, a $581 million increase from the previous year.

Microsoft and Azul Partner to Bring Java to Azure

Azul Systems and Microsoft announced a new partnership that will allow Java developers on Azure and Azure Stack to build and run production Java applications using the commercially supported edition of Azul's flagship Java runtime, Zulu Enterprise.

Perceivant Intros 15 New Courses

Ed tech company Perceivant is introducing 15 new "courses" — interactive courseware designed to replace the traditional textbook.

Office of Federal Student Aid Looking to Revamp Tech and Operations

The Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid is looking for solutions to help manage its high-volume system that manages $1.4 trillion for more than 42 million users.

UCSD First Campus to Offer Agent-Assisted Service to Low-Vision Students

The University of California, San Diego has announced that it has become the first Aira-enabled university in the United States. It is offering free smartphone access to the accessibility technology for vision-impaired members of its entire campus community, including students, staff and faculty.

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