Operating Systems


GOOGLE: Just Launched A Totally New Operating System. Android Things, Google’s new operating system to power your toasters, routers, refrigerators and just about everything. Find out more

OPEN SOURCE: Why the Operating System Matters Even More in 2017. The computing technology landscape has changed considerably over the past couple of years. This has had the effect of shifting how we think about operating systems and what they do, even as they remain as central as ever. Consider changes in how applications are packaged, the rapid growth of computing infrastructures, and the threat and vulnerability landscape. Find out more

SERVERS: Future of the Server Operating System. Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2016 operating system (OS) is just being launched. Linux is celebrating its 25th birthday. IBM has its mainframe operating system and its Power operating system, Oracle has Solaris – and that is just a few of the OSs that still abound in the market. But what is the role of an OS in the modern world? Here’s a look at the evolution of the server operating system, and how the next generation is moving into the cloud. Find out more

NIST: Enterprise Linux 7.1 meets NIST Crypto Standards. Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 7.1 has been awarded a critical security certification for nine modules, including its OpenSSL component. According to company officials, the certifications establish the platform as a secure operating system for mission-critical systems and national security data. The National Institute of Standards and Technology sets standards for federal cryptographic-based security systems, including those in open-source software libraries. The Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 was established in 2001 for native systems that process sensitive information, secure communications and encrypt data. Read the rest


NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems November 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-november-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.


Operating Systems – Daily Tech Update – December 19, 2016

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