DOD: Amid Congressional Mandate to Open Source DoD’s Software Code, Code.mil Serves as Guidepost. In February, code.mil underwent a “relaunch,” changing it from a GitHub-hosted, text-only, how-to guide to what its managers say is both a code repository and a full-fledged toolset for software program managers who need guidance on how to engage in open source practices within the government. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Cloud.gov Open-Source Platform Speeds Development, Requirements Process. IT development in the federal government has earned its reputation for being a painfully slow process but Cloud.gov, the government’s cloud application platform, is helping to change that by standardizing the application lifecycle and helping to document it every step of the way. Read more
BUG BOUNTIES: Here’s What Government Gets Wrong About Bug Bounties. Bug bounties are hot in government right now, but the craze may be outpacing the contests’ actual usefulness, according to bug bounty practitioners. Read more.
MACHINE INTELLIGENCE: A New Strategy for Machine Intelligence. As machine intelligence makes its way out of the lab and onto the battlefield, experts are calling for a national strategy that simultaneously advances and harnesses the technology. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-march-2018.
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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.