JAVASCRIPT: Using NodeJS and JSON in Mobile App Development. For those who are new to application development, older technologies such as PHP and SQL were used to create web based applications based on databases and these were confirmed by a lack of scalability, and often needed a complete redevelopment in order to expand the platform. The emergence of Javascript and associated libraries and frameworks has meant that as software applications have become more data intensive and real time updates have occurred then technologies have been developed to allow for the increase of the use of these technologies. Read more

HOW TO: Effectively Collect User Feedback in Mobile Application. According to lean development principles, developing a mobile application is a process that includes a sequence of phases — design, development, release, feedback collection, modification to redesign, and so on — with the aim of ensuring the successful development of an app at a minimal cost. User feedback is an indispensable part of the product life cycle and the basis to determine its evolution. Read the rest

DHS: Releases Government Guide for Mobile App Development. The Department of Homeland Security has released its Mobile Applications Playbook, giving federal agencies a roadmap for creating, testing and deploying apps that will be shared across the government. The 39-page guide can be used anywhere along an application’s development lifecycle, giving development teams a path forward when they are stuck on an issue related to an application’s progress. Find out

FEDERAL AGENCIES: Progressive Web Apps: The Mobile Future. Agencies that can’t afford to pay a developer to build and maintain an app may want to consider progressive web apps, which offer advantages over traditional mobile applications and even browser-based apps because of their ability to work across multiple devices, their speed and the ease with which they can be developed and deployed. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 2017

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.


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