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UI DEV: Getting to Know Grommet, an Open Source UI Dev Tool. While Grommet has been around since 2016, it is not among the best-known open source development tools. The library of reusable UI components helps developers create web applications. This overview explains what Grommet can do, the problems it addresses, and what makes it appealing. Read more

DART 2: Open Source Dart 2 Revamp Focuses on Mobile, Web Development. After a nearly eight-month pre-release preview, the open source Dart 2 programming language has emerged as a stable release that includes many breaking changes in a revamp that focuses on mobile and Web client-side development. Along with that Web focus, creator Google has shipped a complete rewrite of the Dart Web platform. Read more

SPOT THE BOT: Researchers Open-Source Tools to Hunt Twitter Bots. Their goal? To create a means of differentiating legitimate from automated accounts and detail the process so other researchers can replicate it. Read more

GSA: Offers Overview of How It’s Redesigning CAMEO. The General Services Administration is getting ready to overhaul the system it uses as the federal government’s buyer of IT solutions, and it provided industry stakeholders with a sneak peek. Officials from the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service, including Commissioner Alan Thomas, detailed their strategy to redesign the backend of the CIO Application Maintenance, Enhancements, and Operations (CAMEO) system. They plan to issue a follow-on contract that emphasizes commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) applications, an open-source data layer that works across technologies and a whole lot of industry engagement. Read more


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems July 2018

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.


Open Source – Daily Tech Update – August 8, 2018

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