FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: The Pentagon Plans to Increase Its Use of Cloud Computing in Security Push. After his recent trip to the West Coast to check out how cloud tech companies are fending off cybersecurity attacks, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis plans to increase the use of cloud computing at Department of Defense, according to a report. Read more
COMMENT: Making Sense of the IT Modernization Challenge. Government has the chance to cut costs while also streamlining operations — but only if agencies embrace a continuous innovation model. Click here for key takeaways.
CLOUD COMPUTING: How Virtualization Helps Agencies Meet Their ‘Cloud First’ Promise. Six-and-a-half years after the Obama administration announced its “cloud first” initiative, federal agencies have begun truly ramping up their cloud deployment efforts. According to Deltek, federal cloud computing spending is projected to grow to $6.4 billion in fiscal year 2021 — an impressive compound annual growth rate of 15 percent since 2016. Find out more
READ: Google, Microsoft Emphasize Cloud Security as Hacks Intensify and Big Businesses Eye the Cloud. Security fears have been associated with cloud computing ever since it began, and for the most part those fears have been unfounded: the big cloud providers are way better at security than your average enterprise. Still, there’s always more to be done, and Google and Microsoft unveiled new services this week to give customers additional peace of mind. 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.