CIO, CTO & CISO
SECURITY: CIOs Reveal Their Security Philosophies. Global IT leaders describe their approaches to cybersecurity application and communication. Read more
NGA: On the Hunt for a New CTO. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking for a new chief technology officer to be the agency’s “authoritative expert for technology.” Whoever ends up filling this role will be NGA’s second CTO — Dr. Anthony Vinci, the agency’s first CTO, was appointed to the role in February 2018 and stepped down this month. Read more
CISO: Election Security Insights From Former Federal CISO. Retired Brigadier General Gregory Touhill, who was appointed by President Obama as the first CISO of the federal government, spells out what he sees as the essential steps for fighting against Russian meddling in this year’s midterm elections. Read more
WATCHDOG: Agency CIOs Still Don’t Have Mandated Authorities. The onus to improve the use and management of technology in the federal government has been put squarely on the shoulders of agency chief information officers. However, across government, CIOs still don’t have the requisite authorities to lead IT transformation, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-july-2018.
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.