OPINION: Why IT As You Know It Is Dead (and Long Live the Citizen Developer). CIOs simply can’t afford to ignore the opportunities that citizen development offers. Today’s IT department has a very different job. A recent survey revealed that IT leaders’ top two challenges are “innovating for the business” and “project speed.” Ultimately, the IT department is becoming the “central nervous system” of the organization, tasked with helping a company measure up to customer demands to become more productive, more innovative, and more agile. Read more
ACQUISITION: Delivering Digital Government Services Using Transaction Contracting Models. Citizen expectations are clear. Leadership is listening. And now agencies must work to deliver on the demand: Make government more customer-focused, more efficient and more effective. Read more
JAVA: What’s New in the Spring Boot 2.0 Builder for Java Apps. The first major Spring Boot upgrade in four years supports Java 9 and Spring Framework 5. Read more.
EVALUATE: Five Rapid Application Development Tools to Consider for Mobile. Rapid mobile application development vendors offer a variety of options, from low-code and no-code platforms to micro apps, workflow apps and more. Listen here.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems February 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-february-2018.
IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.
BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.