FAA mobile phones


STANDARDS: NIST Issues Final Guidance For Mobile App Security. Today’s mobile-enabled workers have access to a variety of apps that are designed to improve productivity, but an employee who downloads an unsafe app may unwittingly expose an organization’s computer network to security and privacy risks. Read more

POLICY: Lawmakers See Momentum For Data Breach Legislation. Lawmakers are debating legislation to require breached companies to notify customers within a set time period that their information had been exposed. It would also create nationwide data security standards for companies. Read more [THEHILL.COM]

NETWORKING: USDA’s Long-Term Plan for Network Upgrades. Federal agencies know that to keep pace with mobility and today’s high-bandwidth demands, they need to upgrade their networks. during fiscal year 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture expanded capacity at several important backbone locations and managed-service delivery points. Read more

CLOUD SECURITY: FedRAMP Releases Draft High Impact Baseline. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) released a highly anticipated draft of a new cloud security certification level. When finalized, the new high impact baseline will be the strongest authorization level, answering the call from agencies looking to put more sensitive data in the cloud. Read more


CONFERENCES: You’re Not Ready For Disaster Recovery, Despite What You May Think. You’ve taken the time to implement a disaster recovery (DR) plan for your company – you’re prepared for anything. Bring on the storms … the floods … the power outages … you’re ready. But are you really? Read more

CONTINUITY PLANNING: An Inside Look at Disaster Recovery Planning. OB has published the results of a new survey which set out to quantify employee knowledge and understanding of their organization’s emergency procedures in the event of a natural disaster or an epidemic. Read more


TRANSITION: NGA To Reorganize CIO, IT Services Departments. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s IT services and the office of the CIO will be combined under a single IT architecture. The new setup is designed to speed adoption of new technologies within the agency and help it meet the mission of providing critical data to the intelligence community. Read more

MANAGEMENT: 4 Resolutions For CIOs In 2015. The role of CIO continues to increase in importance, so the resolutions these tech execs make for 2015 will have wide-ranging and far-reaching effects, changing technology and business strategy for the new year. Read more

SECURITY AND PRIVACY: Thwarting a New Breed of Cyberattack. Cybercrime has evolved from simply stealing information for financial gain to ruthlessly infiltrating industries with the goals of destroying intellectual property, damaging reputation and crippling critical operating functions. Read more


APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is dedicated to Application Development and Systems Integration for Federal Civilian Agencies, Document Management Systems that help in the preparation, scanning, indexing, categorizing and quality control of millions of pages of paper documents to electronic format and the Automation of Workflow Processes. Call us at 703-502-3416.


ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – March 4, 2015

Leave a Reply