SURVEY: 8 Project Management Skills in High Demand.
By 2020, reports estimate that there will 700,000 new project management jobs in the United States. Do you have what employers will be looking for? Read more

STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT: State and Local IT Departments Reorganize for Innovation. In a bid to shake things up and better serve residents, Massachusetts and Seattle have restructured, consolidated and reengineered their IT teams. Read the rest

STAFFING: Tackling the Government’s Tech Worker Shortage. Richard Spires, former DHS CIO, is on a mission to help cultivate tech talent. Whether it is developing the employees they have, recruiting talented outsiders or finding contracting companies with first-rate professionals, organizations, including government agencies such as DHS, struggle to maintain a workforce with the proper skills. This is particularly difficult in the technology area, as approximately 500,000 of the nation’s 5.5 million unfilled jobs are in IT. Read more

LEADERSHIP: Tackling Gender Bias In Tech And Beyond: Evolving Towards Equality. Gender bias (both conscious and unconscious) remains a critical problem in today’s workforce, especially in tech, with many complex influences and factors sustaining the problem. While hundreds of experts and business and HR leaders have shared their suggested strategies, solutions and approaches to this serious challenge, the needle has been slow to move. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 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.


IT Management – Daily Tech Update – April 21, 2016

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