digital_security_0FEDERAL AGENCIES

DOL: Department Of Labor’s EBSA Safeguards Employee Contributions Fact Sheet Find out more

GAO: FDIC Made Progress in Securing Key Financial Systems, but Weaknesses Remain Read more

OPM: The Office of Personnel Management wants Feds from across government to help figure out how to use social media to recognize current employees and to recruit new ones. Learn more.

FEMA: September is National Preparedness Month! Follow #NatlPrep for tips. More info: Learn more.


VERMONT: State awarded $1M for transportation technology. Vermont was one of six recipients of $4.034 million in grants announced by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The grants are part of a program encouraging states to undertake innovative projects that could be replicated by other states. Read more here

MASSACHUSETTS: State Police plans to introduce a new system that will replace handwritten tickets with electronic ones. The Motor Vehicle Automated Crash and Citation System, aims to improve the way citation data is collected and transmitted, said Curt Wood, undersecretary for forensic science and technology in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Read more here


SHADOW IT: Cloud, budget reductions helping CIOs pull IT out of the shadows. Shrinking agency budgets and the wide-spread use of cloud computing are starting to address a long-standing problem for agencies commonly known as shadow IT. Read more


EDUCATION: Most U.S. universities are at greater risk for security breaches than retail or healthcare. Report says the majority of attacks experienced by higher education institutions come from malware infections, and most universities are ill equipped to prevent and handle such attacks. Read more

SMART DATA: Should the entire Internet be encrypted? Google has confirmed that it is planning to give sites secured through HTTPS a higher search ranking than their unsecured counterparts. Read the rest


TYPESCRIPT: Retrieving data with Backbone and TypeScript. Create an AJAX-enabled application using TypeScript with Backbone that talks to a Web API service. Read more

ANGULARJS: Extend the Power of HTML With AngularJS. AngularJS extends HTML attributes with Directives, and binds data to HTML with Expressions. Read More


GREAT ADVICE: “Treat every day like it’s your first day with your client. If you don’t, it very well might be your last.” – Paul Vesely, Founder, President and Principal Systems Architect, Blue Mountain Data Systems Inc. Read more about Paul Vesely

SAVE ON PAYROLL SERVICES: Blue Mountain Data Systems saves about $170 per month on Intuit payroll services by using Costco Read more


FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS: “Gifts to students that are directed instead to parents will only affect financial aid by some 15%.” – Paul Vesely, Blue Mountain Data Systems Read more


SINCE 1994: Blue Mountain Data Systems has provided information technology support services for the U. S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. For the EBSA, Blue Mountain assists the agency with applications and database design and development, architectural guidance, document management, investigative case support, system administration, hardware and software configuration, networking and capital planning in support of its mission to enforce ERISA, protecting our nation’s private pension plans. The agency consists of the National Office in Washington DC, as well as 10 Regional and 5 District Offices throughout the United States. Learn more about Blue Mountain Data System’s experience supporting Federal, State and Local government organizations.

ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs: Daily Tech Update – September 16, 2014

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