CIO, CTO & CISO
CIO: Federal CIOs’ 5 Key Steps to IT Modernization. There’s an urgent need to modernize federal agencies’ technology. At least two-thirds – and in some cases more – of the federal IT budget in recent years has gone toward the operations and maintenance of outdated legacy systems that are often older than some of the personnel in charge of their upkeep. Find out more
CTO: White House Selects Deputy CTO From Peter Thiel’s Rolodex. One of PayPal’s cofounders and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel’s aides will step into the role of White House deputy chief technology officer. The White House tapped Michael Kratsios, principal and chief of staff at Thiel Capital, for the post in the Office of Science and Technology, according to Politico. Kratsios’ prior roles include chief financial officer and chief compliance officer at Clarium Capital Management – another Thiel-funded investment firm – and roles as an analyst at Lyford Group International and Barclays Capital. Find out more
CISO: Think Like a Hacker, Says Former CISO. “We need to think like a hacker” to protect federal networks, Greg Touhill said at a March 30 cybersecurity conference in Washington. “We haven’t even been thinking like an accountant” when it comes to federal IT, he said. “We need to do a bit of both” to maximize security and efficiency for the federal networking dollars. Find out more
INSIGHTS: Acting CIOs May Slow Government Technology Push. A lack of action by the Trump administration has left 10 of 25 federal chief information officer positions vacant, which may slow plans to upgrade cybersecurity and information technology systems across the federal government. Find out more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-march-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.