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Cyber Threats to Physical Assets Demand a Proactive Approach

Government and utility leaders understand the importance of maintaining security across IT, OT networks
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Intent on safeguarding the nation’s largest electric grids from potential mayhem, federal regulators have stepped up their oversight of the security of power utilities in an attempt to protect it from threats and incidents such as widespread, long-duration blackouts caused by digital saboteurs. Cyber threats linger, however, with operational technology (OT), including water systems that are far less centralized and, thus, more vulnerable.

Robots at the Gate: Barclays Report on Technology and the Future of Work

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New technology is changing our work and social lives at unprecedented speed and intensity.

Leaps in technological advancement are nothing new, and innovation often results in incredible step changes in the home and the workplace: the printing presses of the 1400s widened access to books (and therefore knowledge) for the first time; the Industrial Revolution’s mechanisation led to an explosion in both industrial output and urbanisation; cars, aeroplanes and the internet have connected people around the world like never before.

Transforming an Oilfield Waste Land Into a Boreal Forest

Transforming a former oilfield land treatment facility into a boreal forest for the benefit of the community
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Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) presented Tetra Tech (EBA) with an Environmental Award of Merit at the CEA Showcase Awards Gala, an event attended by more than 500 industry leaders in February 2017. The Showcase Awards recognize excellence in consulting engineering in Alberta and throughout the world. Tetra Tech received the Environmental Award of Merit for its work with Newalta Corporation to design a closure approach for a former oilfield waste land treatment facility south of Drayton Valley, Alberta.

Using Technology to Sustainably Manage Fisheries in Asia-Pacific

Enhancing ecosystem productivity and restoring profitability of fisheries in eight key marine biodiversity areas in the Philippines
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The fisheries sector is vital to the economy of the Philippines, particularly for the population whose livelihoods depend on small-scale fisheries. Excessive and unsustainable fishing, population growth, uncontrolled development, and the effects of climate change have degraded fish populations in recent decades.

Creating a Smart, Sustainable City in Kenya

Providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and training to develop a new smart city in Kenya
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Tetra Tech is helping Kenya create a 5,000-acre technopolis, supporting the country as it grows into a globally competitive, prosperous nation. The Government of Kenya, through the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) selected Tetra Tech as the Master Delivery Partner 2 (MDP2) for the Konza Technopolis project. Tetra Tech is providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and capacity building to support KoTDA with the implementation of Phase I.

Cisco VIDEO | GenYES Helps Students Develop IT and Leadership Skills

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GenYES trains students in grades 4 to 12 to provide technology support in their classrooms, helping to move their schools into the 21st century while gaining exposure to IT and STEM careers. Support from the Cisco Foundation enabled GenYES to expand to 30 schools in Yuma, Arizona, which received more than 1500 hours of tech support from students and saved $75K in IT service expenses.

Click here to learn more about how Cisco promotes access to Education.

VIDEO | How Cisco Helps Nonprofits Develop and Scale Tech Solutions

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Cisco’s cash and product grant programs help nonprofits apply digital technology to have the broadest impact in some of the most economically underserved parts of the world. Years of working with nonprofits have taught us how mission-based technology initiatives develop and scale. We’ve distilled this insight into a social investment approach that helps new initiatives progress from an innovative idea to a scalable, financially sustainable operation.

Cisco VIDEO | Meet the Global Problem Solver: Good World Solutions

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Good World Solutions’s mobile technology allows companies — and consumers — to know what life is like for the thousands of factory workers behind the scenes.

Click here to learn more about Cisco's Innovation Impact.

In Their Own Words: Why Storytelling Is a Powerful Tool for Children

In a new short film and in schools across the globe, creative writing lifts students and their communities.
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Paro, the young daydreamer at the center of a new short film by the same name, can’t help but see stories all around her. She’s constantly writing and drawing — during class and under the covers in bed at night. Her creative passion draws her attention away from schoolwork, leading to a confrontation with her parents and her teacher, who confiscates Paro’s beloved journal.

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