FED GOVERNMENT: Microsoft Eyes Most-Trusted Status in Government Cloud Computing. Microsoft Corp. will open two isolated cloud-computing centers in Texas and Arizona this year to securely host sensitive U.S. Department of Defense data, providing insight into the company’s federal business strategy. Read more
VIDEO: Microsoft Cloud for Government. Doug Hauger, General Manager for National Cloud Programs at Microsoft, announces the launch of Microsoft Azure Government, the upcoming availability of CRM Online Government, and Office 365 Government. Together, they make up the Microsoft Cloud for Government which meets the requirements and addresses the needs of U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government organizations. Find out more
PODCAST: Cloud Computing: The Security Concerns. Exclusive, insightful audio interviews by Government Info Security staff with government/security leading practitioners and thought-leaders. Find out more
FEDERAL AGENCIES: Cloud Adoption Finally on the Rise. Cloud adoption by U.S. government agencies is rising fast, with Amazon seeing growth of 221 percent year-on-year for its Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud since it launched in late 2011, according to Fortune. Similarly, Microsoft has seen high levels of growth, with 5.2 million users of Microsoft Cloud for Government. Interest is particularly high for capabilities that government agencies are lacking in-house, such as cloud computing for big data analytics, deep learning and natural language processing capabilities to examine data for patterns and anomalies. Read the rest
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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.