READ: When Big Data Gets It Wrong. The number of information sources streaming into government has never been greater. But is it making us smarter? Find out more

OPINION: America’s Small Investment in Government Data Has Big Payoffs. With discretionary budget cuts in the works, the ability of government statistical agencies to perform their duties may be in jeopardy. At a relatively small cost – only about one-fifth of 1 percent of the federal budget – the government statistical agencies do important work that is valuable to business, policymakers, and families. Cutting their budgets would be penny wise but pound foolish. It could very well cost the economy more money than it saves by hurting the ability of businesses and government to make critical decisions that affect all our lives, and our pocketbooks. Find out more

OPEN DATA: Lawmakers Push DATA Act for Financial Industry. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has reintroduced a bill to modernize the financial reporting process for industry by mandating a standardized, machine-readable, open-data format. Find out more

SMART CITIES: How Smart Cities are Leading the Charge for Transportation and Tech Infrastructure. The political landscape may be shifting in Washington, D.C., but when it comes to building the high-tech infrastructure for data and transportation, urban planners are thinking globally and acting locally. That message came through loud and clear at “Connecting Cities, Data and Citizens,” an event presented Wednesday night at Town Hall Seattle by MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest. Find out more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems February 2017

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.


Big Data – Daily Tech Update – March 27, 2017

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