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CTO: Retaining and Sustaining Tech Talent Post-Trump. Organizations dedicated to civic technology that formed under President Barack Obama, such as 18F or the U.S. Digital Service, have been magnets for tech talent. With the uncertainty surrounding the policies of the incoming Trump administration, however, it is far from clear whether the federal government’s digital professionals will leave, stay or shift to working in state or local government. Find out more

CIO: More Than 300 Federal Gov Websites Fail to Meet Domain Encryption Deadline. The U.S. Chief Information Officer’s push to encrypt all federal government domains will take a little longer. Find out more

CISO: Why the Federal CISO Can’t Sleep. The new federal chief information security officer says he’s off to a good start, but much work remains. “We’re not anywhere close to where I feel comfortable,” said Greg Touhill, the retired Air Force general tapped by President Barack Obama to lead federal civilian agency cybersecurity. “I don’t sleep well at night because I know there’s a lot of opportunities out there.” Find out more

STATE: Ohio Lays Out Plans for Data Analytics. On the cusp of an RFP release intended to shake up traditional procurement methods, the state of Ohio is outlining specific problems it intends to tackle across all of its agencies and departments. Find out more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems December 2016

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 – January 5, 2017

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