Government IT

AiNet Sees New Maryland Data Center Creating 2,500 Jobs

AiNet, a Maryland-based infrastructure provider, will open the largest standalone data center in the Washington, D.C., region this summer. At 300,000 square feet, the CyberNetworkAccessPoint Data Center in Glen Burnie will generate and estimated 2,500 jobs, including 1,000 IT jobs, the company says. The new data center, expected to open in July, will contain more than 10,000 equipment cabinets and support more than one million servers in a space formerly occupied by the Boscov’s department store chain.

Army’s Next Battle: Outdated IT Systems

As the U.S. Army makes its exit from Afghanistan, it’s turning its attention to modernizing operations at its bases at home. Federal Computer Week tells of Army CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, who recounted an encounter with a returning general: ‘You give me absolutely everything I need to command and control in the fight while deployed, but when I go back home to Fort Bragg, I go back to the Stone Ages.’… Soldiers could deploy to the theater and you’ll… continue…

D.C. Web Startups Need Open Source, Product Skills

Washington D.C.
Washington, D.C., area tech startups can’t find the people they need to create new products and services. Many of the reasons will sound familiar to employers in other areas of the country: too few U.S. students receiving STEM degrees, a lack of necessary non-technical skills, and difficulty securing visas for foreign workers to do the work in the meantime. Haroon Mohktarzada, the chief executive of in suburban Silver Spring, Md., told the Washington Post:  “We have taken some people… continue…