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WINDOWS HACK: Russian hackers used a bug in Microsoft Windows to spy on several Western governments, NATO and the Ukrainian government. Microsoft to release patch today to fix vulnerability that allowed outsiders to control PCs. Read more

DATA BREACHES: Know your traffic: The case for egress monitoring and filtering. In the wake of recent data breaches and scandalous system compromises, two questions have been spawned in the minds of millions: how are these companies getting hacked, and why is it that many times they are not detected in time? Read more

HEALTH INFO CYBERSECURITY: 5 tips for managing third-party risk. Data sharing is an unavoidable aspect of business in healthcare. The tricky part is that we can’t completely control the security of our data once it’s in the hands of third-party vendors. Read more


THE CLOUD BRINGS MORE CHANGE: Cloud computing is forcing a reconsideration of intellectual property. Almost overnight, our technology revolution is shaking up entire industries and remaking society. Don’t get caught up in the small stuff, though: Tech really is changing how we think about our ideas. Read now

BUYING THE CLOUD: Would agencies buy more cloud if companies made it easier? Federal contracting officers have to perform almost acrobatic feats to buy technology smartly under current rules, and they take the blame when they simply can’t. Read now

CLOUD STORAGE: 11 Classic Cloud Storage Mistakes. More than ever, CIOs and other IT decision-makers are opting for a cloud model to accommodate their storage needs. Yet there are many missteps which can make for a shaky cloud transition. Read now


SOCIAL MEDIA: Is a Goldmine for Government. Defense and civilian agencies rely on social media data to gauge public sentiment and gather intelligence. Read more

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: It’s Time to Lead on Leave. Did you know the U.S. is the only industrialized nation without any paid family leave law? Read more


ANGULARJS: Accessibility Plugin for Bootstrap 3 and Bootstrap 3 as SubModule. Adds accessibility mark-up to the default components of Bootstrap 3 to make them accessible for keyboard and screen reader users. Does not affect the performance or the visual layout of your website. Read more

JAVASCRIPT & THE ENTERPRISE: JavaScript was conceived as a programming language for modern client side applications. But the popularity of the language has pushed into enterprise service applications as well. Read more

NATIVE JAVASCRIPT SUPPORT IN JAVA 8: Find out about the latest state of Project Nashorn, a high-performance JavaScript engine available on the JVM. Read more


SEARCH: Blue Mountain Data Systems programming staff are in the process of migrating an internal search application to Amazon’s CloudSearch and EC2 utilizing an nginx front end. The application will serve over a half a terabyte of information per month. Call Blue Mountain Data Systems for the development of full text search, faceting, and reporting for your organization: 703-502-3416.


ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – October 14, 2014

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