WORKFORCE: Millennials Want to Stay, If Government Grasps the New Reality. Many “millennials” in government say their agencies haven’t yet understood what makes them tick. And their generation isn’t drastically different than the ones that have come before it. Though a majority of federal employees under the age of 35 indicated their interest in staying within the federal government, many millennials said their decision depends on several different factors. Read the rest

OPM: Office of Personnel Management Hires First CISO. Following one of the largest data breaches on record, the Office of Personnel Management hires a chief information security officer. The new CISO is Cord Chase, former senior adviser on Cyber and National Security to the White House and Office of Management and Budget, and technology head and engineer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Find out more

DOD: The 4 Big Takeaways from Ash Carter’s New Push for Military Personnel Reform. The plan to overhaul the military personnel system that Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday would end the “one-size-fits-all” promotion system for military officers and clear the way for far more diverse options in military career tracks. Read more

FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE: Report Says Top Civil-Service Rank Needs Urgent Boost. The Senior Executive Service, the highest rank of the nation’s federal civil service, carries a certain prestige. But that is not enough to convince many lower-ranking employees that the status is worth the headache. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems May 2016

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.


Federal Government Personnel Management – Daily Tech Update – June 28, 2016

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