Oris Friesen

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Dedicated to the memory of Michael C. Mulder. He was a great individual with a long history of contribution to our profession. He will be remembered as a friend and a pioneer in information science and engineering education. Abstract: We propose a new model for IT education based on engineering principles and in line with the latest advancement in(More)
Noting the shortage of IT professionals nationally [1], we propose a comprehensive curriculum that supports a variety of programs geared to all ages from early school years to retirement and beyond. Current IT workforce development efforts are limited to training, and have not as yet focused on education and professional development. Largely, this is due to(More)
Facing high demand in both the public and private sectors for qualified information-security specialists, Arizona's Mesa Community College (MCC) and Connecticut's Norwalk Community College (NCC) were among the first to develop degree programs at the community-college level. This follow-up article examines the steps the two schools took in creating their(More)
a few colleges had classes that covered IA topics, no undergraduate level programs existed. Continual training and education are necessary to manage the ever-evolving technologies of computer systems and network administration , which place increasingly heavy demands on public and private entities. New positions open frequently for qualified applicants in(More)
— Is this system still fit for purpose? This question becomes critical in either a proposed or an active system of systems because many unannounced changes occur throughout the system content and context during its operational life. This challenge arises in multiple usage domains such as defense, national security, industrial, financial, commercial or(More)