CIO, CTO & CISO
CIO: Advice for the New Federal CIO Suzette Kent from Those Who Came Before Her. The White House finally named a new federal chief information officer on Jan. 19 after a year of waiting. Suzette Kent comes to the government with little or no background in the public sector and no clear information technology background, according to her LinkedIn profile. Federal News Radio asked those who came before Kent at the Office of Management and Budget for some insights, advice and words of wisdom as she takes on this new role. Read more
CTO: Former CIA CTO Talks Meltdown and Spectre Cost, Federal Threats. Gus Hunt, former technology leader for the CIA, explains the potential long-term cost of Meltdown and Spectre. Read more
CISO: As Trump Lags to Fill Senior Vacancies, Retirements Pile Up. A spate of recent nominations and appointees to key leadership positions in the Trump administration are offset by senior-level employees announcing their retirement and still more agencies lacking personnel, complicating the administration’s efforts to fill longstanding vacancies. The chief information security officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Jeff Eisensmith, announced his retirement from federal service. Read more.
CIO: State and Local Governments Tap Chatbots to Slash Staff Workloads. As state and local agencies come up against tight budgets and shoestring staffing, any tool that can help alleviate the workload is welcome. Luckily, chatbots are getting lots of buzz for helping government workers cut back on menial tasks and focus instead on innovation and larger projects, while also increasing citizen engagement. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems January 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-january-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.