FEDERAL: The White House Releases Policy to Help Government Agencies Go Open Source. The White House (led by United States Chief Information Officer Tony Scott) has been pretty vocal about using technology to improve how government operates. They want to make sure code helps, not hurts, government agencies, and that the U.S. government can use technology just as effectively as a private company can. Read the rest

MISSOURI: Missouri CISO Michael Roling on the Front Lines of Cybersecurity. Roling shares how he makes sure his staff — and the state workforce in general — is prepared for today’s threats. Find out more

WEST VIRGINIA: Inside The Government Centers Where The FBI Shares Intel With Police. In a drab room in a drab office block in West Virginia, a bank of screens display news and law enforcement agency insignias. On an average day, there might be seven staffers around the tables, and while it’s nothing much to look at, its director believes a group like this in a room like this could probably have stopped 9/11, had they been meeting at the time. Read more

CITY: Homeland Security to Silicon Valley: We Need Drones. The Department of Homeland Security is hiring in Silicon Valley — for drones. Last week, technology entrepreneurs filled a Menlo Park conference room, where officials spelled out their needs — drones small and light enough to launch easily and fly over vast stretches of desert. The machines would look for questionable activity, scan faces of suspects and compare them against a database for prior criminal history. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-july-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, State & Local IT – Daily Tech Update – August 10, 2016

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