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READ: Cloud Computing Governance and Compliance. To ensure a successful cloud deployment, cloud computing governance and compliance procedures must encompass all the necessary considerations. Find out more

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Tech Leaders’ Top Recommendations for Fixing Federal IT Challenges. Last September, U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro convened more than a dozen tech experts and current and former federal officials to offer solutions to the challenges the federal government faces in IT acquisition and operations. Find out more

CIO COUNCIL: Wants Agencies to Consider: ‘The Best Code Ever Written is the Code that is Never Written’. Shawn McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights, said public cloud services will account for about half of the $2.15 billion spending in 2017. By 2021, agency spending on public cloud is projected to increase to $1.9 billion out of the $3.3 billion. Find out more

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Four Reasons for Agencies to Embrace the Cloud Instead of Fearing It. Cloud computing has existed for about as long as hashtags, YouTube videos and iPhones. Today, the latter items are firmly embedded not only within our technological universe, but our cultural identity and daily conversations. And for private industry and consumers, the cloud too has emerged as a familiar, reliable resource for business tasks and work/life assistance. So why does the cloud so often still inspire the classic symptoms of FUD — fear, uncertainty and doubt — among federal agencies? Find out more


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


Cloud Computing – Daily Tech Update – April 17, 2017

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