CYBERSECURITY: The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat Facing Federal Agencies is Legacy IT. IT modernization and cyber security initiatives must be tied together in a concerted away across all these various well-intentioned initiatives or a great opportunity to truly transform government IT, and protect its data, will be squandered. Read more
COMPLIANCE: Why Compliance Demands a DevOps Approach. The classic “waterfall” approach to the creation of security and compliance procedures is in direct contrast to the fast and agile DevOps approach to application development that many agencies embrace today. Over the past few years, the federal government has turned to Silicon Valley startups filled with former Presidential Innovation Fellows to bring agencies into the 21st century. These people understand the value of DevOps development principles, but they’ve been asked to meld those principles with an antiquated waterfall security process with gated checkpoints, starts-and-stops, and long development cycles. Read the rest
STATE CIOS: Need to Fill the Agile Void. Chief information officers spearhead agile in state government only 11 percent of the time, according to a new report by Accenture and the National Association of State CIOs. Find out more
LOW CODE: What IT Needs to Know. As low code, which minimizes the amount of coding needed to build out applications, becomes a new norm, it is important to consider how the rise of citizen developers will affect the enterprise. Read more
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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.