FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT IT
FEDERAL: 3 Ways Governments Are Working to Make Broadband Universally Accessible. Broadband is commonly described as a critical piece of modern infrastructure. Here’s how a city, a state and a school district are working to make sure everyone has access. Read more
STATE: Texas Makes Major Progress on IT Consolidation. Like many states, Texas is battling against an aging IT infrastructure in an age where agility, reduced complexity and transparency are king. That’s why as part of its consolidation efforts, the state has also implemented a hardware refresh policy. The Lone Star State is already three-quarters of the way through its IT consolidation efforts, which other states can derive lessons from. Find out more
LOCAL: A Blueprint for Crisis Communications in Local Government. Does your team have contingency plans for how the chain of command and the flow of information will work, including if certain members are unavailable? Advance visioning is crucial to making sure you’re prepared to help when the unthinkable takes place. Read more
COLLABORATION: Technology Gives Police and Public Safety Agencies the Upper Hand. Cities put common IT infrastructure to work in the ongoing effort to prevent and reduce criminal activity. When a suspicious person or activity happens at Newburgh, N.Y.’s City Hall, police are notified directly. City employees can push a button to silently page the nearby police department in an emergency, one of many new features available since the city upgraded its communications infrastructure, adding new IP phones, paging and emergency notification software on top of a new Cisco Systems phone system. Find out more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems August 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-august-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.