FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Google Cloud Targets Federal Government. Google wants to compete with Amazon, Microsoft and other companies for a share of the government’s massive cloud computing market. Read more
MICROSOFT: To Offer Governments Local Version of Azure Cloud Service. Microsoft Corp said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies. Read more
FYI: Defense Agency To Begin Moving Classified Data to Amazon’s Secret Cloud After Protest. Microsoft withdrew a bid protest that allows U.S. Transportation Command to begin migrating data to Amazon’s secret cloud region. Read more.
PRODUCTIVITY: Microsoft 365 is Coming to the Government Cloud. Agencies will soon be able to deploy Microsoft 365 cloud-based productivity suite in the company’s government cloud environments that are dedicated to meeting U.S. federal compliance and security standards. Read more.
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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.