FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY: 6 Items That Should Be on the New Federal CISO’s To-Do List. In his final budget proposal, President Barack Obama highlighted cybersecurity as a top priority and proposed a new position for the federal government: a chief information security officer. Read more

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: U.S. Government Agencies Are Still Using Windows 3.1, Floppy Disks and 1970s Computers. Lawmakers push US agencies to replace outdated IT systems. Find out more

PODCAST: Pacific Exchanges Podcast: Regulating Fintech in Singapore. The first episode in the series of Pacific Exchanges examines the development of financial technology – commonly known as “FinTech” – in Asia, assessing how technology impacts the financial system, affects access to finance, and changes the competitive landscape for banks. With experts like the Chief Fintech Officer of Singapore’s central bank, a senior officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation involved in technology-enhanced financial inclusion, and a Stanford University scholar focused on FinTech’s potential for small business lending, we discuss what makes financial technology in Asia so unique and exciting. Find out more

MICROSOFT: Windows is the Most Popular Operating System in the US, According to the Federal Government. According to the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), Windows is the most popular end-user operating system. According to the analytics report, Windows is the top operating system with 58.4% of all government website visitors in the United States. The analytics report also reveals that the most popular Windows version is Windows 7 (41.5%), followed by Windows 8 (9.8%) and XP (3.4%). Read the rest


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


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