Hand pointing to CTO signCIO, CTO & CISO

CIO: IBM’s CIO Helps Enable The Cognitive Enterprise. Fletcher Previn is the youngest chief information officer in the history of IBM. He rose to the role in May after having spent 11 years at the company. He sees his role as helping to make his colleagues productive, to attract top talent, to be the digital front-end of the cultural transformation that IBM is ushering in, and to do all of this in a secure manner. It is a fifth area that may be the source of highest value, however. Previn notes that his department has a role to play in ushering in the cognitive enterprise. This dovetails with the company’s focus on artificial intelligence through its Watson unit, but Previn notes that his team is working on artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives independently, as well. Read more

CTO: A Modest Proposal to Improve Government IT. How does a cabinet-level Department of Technology and Innovation sound? Read more.

CISO: OPM CISO Cord Chase – ‘Cyber is Just a Support Role’ to IT Modernization. Ever since the agency has emerged from its 2015 breach, OPM’s role — and that of its chief information security officer — has been front and center in the federal government’s efforts to secure its information technology systems. For OPM CISO Cord Chase, that includes fostering collaboration from across the executive branch to help safeguard information and operations that impact every facet of the federal government. Find out more

CIO: Federal CIO, Where Art Thou? Oh, federal chief information officer, where art thou? Not at the Office of Management and Budget. Not leading the CIO Council. And not there to lead the effort to implement the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act. So nearly 11 months after Tony Scott said his goodbyes, there still isn’t a permanent federal CIO. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems November 2017 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-november-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.


CIO, CTO & CISO – Daily Tech Update – December 5, 2017

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