HTML5: HTML5.1 Begins to Take Shape on GitHub. The next generation of the Web standard is using a GitHub repo for feedback and suggestions. Early drafts the HTML5 spec began to surface back in 2008, but it wasn’t until 2014 that HTML5 was considered an endorsed, official standard. Consequently, the W3C wants to make incremental updates “a reality that is relatively straightforward to implement,” in order to avoid the years-long lag that hobbled the spec’s last revision. Read the rest

JAVA: Broken IBM Java Patch Prompts Another Disclosure. For the second time in two weeks, researchers have discovered a three-year-old broken patch for a vulnerability in IBM’s Java SDK implementation. The flaw allows for an attacker to execute code outside the Java sandbox, and still affects current versions of IBM SDK, 7 and 8, released in January. Read more

PROGRAMMING: Software Bugs? Avoid These 10 Costly Programming Mistakes. Here’s one reason programs break: Programmers get sloppy, and don’t always use the best tools or follow best practices. Don’t be that programmer. Read more

JAVASCRIPT: Microsoft Previews New JavaScript Language Service, Salsa. Microsoft is introducing a new JavaScript language service in Visual Studio 15. The service, codenamed Salsa, is designed to improve the existing JavaScript language and provide enhancements to JSX support, module support, and ES6/ES7 syntax coverage. Read more


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