CIO: USCIS CIO Schwartz to Leave Government. Mark Schwartz, the groundbreaking chief information officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in the Homeland Security Department is leaving government. Schwartz’s decision to leave government is the second major change in the CIO ranks in the last few weeks. David Bray, the Federal Communications Commission CIO, another CIO who has been on the leading edge announced he’s moving to a new position at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Read more

CTO: Former VA CTO John Hays Named Merlin Federal Healthcare Solutions Director. John Hays, a former chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Merlin International as director of federal healthcare solutions business at the Englewood, Colorado-based information technology and cybersecurity services contractor. Read the rest

CISO: 3 Lessons Agencies Need to Learn from WannaCry. Federal government systems escaped the global outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware, but agencies can glean lessons to fend off whatever comes next. Find out more

CIO AGAIN: DHS CIO Leads with a Hands-on Style. The Department of Homeland Security isn’t looking for one-size-fits-all IT, said its CIO, Richard Staropoli, but rather technology that can address common and specific needs across its sprawling family of component agencies. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 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 – June 20, 2017

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