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April 2018: For CTOs, CIOs & CISOs Every business day, we publish a Daily Tech Update for Federal & State CTOs ,CIOs & CISOs on the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog. We hope you will visit our blog for the latest information >> https://bluemt.com/blog/

April 2018: For CTOs, CIOs & CISOs Every business day, we publish a Daily Tech Update for Federal & State CTOs ,CIOs & CISOs on the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog. We hope you will visit our blog for the latest information >> https://bluemt.com/blog/

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Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems April 2018

  1. 1. Blue Mountain Data Systems Tech Update Summary April 2018
  2. 2. For CTOs, CIOs & CISOs Visit Blue Mountain Data Systems https://www.bluemt.com
  3. 3. For CTOs, CIOs & CISOs Every business day, we publish a Daily Tech Update for Federal & State CTOs ,CIOs & CISOs on the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog. We hope you will visit our blog for the latest information. You can also receive these updates via email. Click here to subscribe. Here’s the summary of the Daily Tech Updates for April 2018. Hope the information and ideas prove useful. Best, Paul Vesely President and Principal Architect Blue Mountain Data Systems Inc.
  4. 4. Network Security
  5. 5. Network Security VIRTUALIZATION: What is Microsegmentation? How Getting Granular Improves Network Security. Microsegmentation is a way to create secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments that allow you to isolate workloads and protect them individually. Read more [NETWORKWORLD.COM] CLOUD: Defense Department’s Secret Weapon for Network Security. Lessons civilians—or other organizations—can learn from how the military approaches cybersecurity. Read more [NEXTGOV.COM]
  6. 6. Network Security OPINION: Blurred Lines Between Networking and Security. Not so long ago, networking and security were largely separate entities. Traditionally, networks were constructed on standard building blocks such as switches and routers and security solutions such as perimeter firewalls or intrusion prevention systems applied afterwards. Each had its own set of tools, strategic approaches and dedicated operational teams. IT security departments typically focused on the delivery of time-honored threat detection methods and perimeter-based security defense mechanisms, as well as incident response and remediation. Networking teams spent time on issues around latency, reliability and bandwidth. However, the move to hybrid networks means traditional approaches cannot cope with the scale, automation requirements or the rate of change. So what are the reasons for this evolution? Read more. [INFOSECURITY-MAGAZINE.COM]
  7. 7. Network Security FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Proposal for Federal Wireless Network Shows Fear of China. Today’s mobile networks are known as “4G” networks because they are the fourth generation of wireless technologies. Carriers are already planning “5G” networks. But a presentation and memo by the National Security Council disclosed by Axios proposes that the government build a nationalized 5G network out of fears of falling behind China both economically and militarily. Read more. [WIRED.COM]
  8. 8. Encryption
  9. 9. Encyption FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Lawmakers Question FBI’s Push for Backdoors in Encrypted Devices. A bipartisan crew of 10 House lawmakers took FBI Director Christopher Wray to task Friday following an inspector general report that found the bureau rushed to court to force Apple to help it break into the encrypted iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook in 2015 without exploring other options. Read more [NEXTGOV.COM] CISCO: Malware and Encrypted Traffic Will Challenge Federal Agencies. Hackers will continue to give U.S. government agencies headaches in the coming months thanks to an evolving malware market and their use of encryption to evade detection, Cisco declared in a new report. Read more [CYBERSCOOP.COM]
  10. 10. Encyption AGENCIES: Crypto Crumpling Could Solve the Encryption Conundrum. The battle between the federal government and tech companies over encryption heated up again recently when the Trump administration renewed a push to require companies to provide a “back door” into encrypted devices and applications. Read more. [GCN.COM]
  11. 11. Encyption FEDS: Pushing New Plan for Encrypted Mobile Device Unlocks via Court Order. The Department of Justice is pushing for a new industry proposal that would grant law enforcement access to encrypted digital devices with a warrant, according to a new report by The New York Times. For years, top federal law enforcement officials have advocated for a way to overcome what they call the “going dark” problem— the occasional inability to access data kept on an encrypted smartphone or tablet even when a judge has granted that authority. In recent months, the FBI director, among others, has emphasized the problem’s severity. Read more. [ARSTECHNICA.COM]
  12. 12. Databases
  13. 13. Databases HOW TO: Connect RazorSQL Database Client to Your MySQL Server. Here’s how to connect the RazorSQL database client to a remote MySQL server, so you can gain even more power and efficiency with your database admin tasks. Read more [TECHREPUBLIC.COM] TUTORIAL: Optimizing Data Queries for Time Series Applications. You understand what time series data is and why you want to store it in a time series database. Yet you now have a new challenge. As with any application, you want to ensure your database queries are smart and performant, so here’s how you can avoid some common pitfalls. Read more [THENEWSTACK.IO]
  14. 14. Databases MICROSOFT: Boosts Azure SQL Database Migration Features. Microsoft recently launched previews of new Azure SQL Database improvements that are aimed at helping organizations move their workloads into the Azure cloud from on-premises database management systems. Read more. [RCPMAG.COM] GRAPH DATABASES: Does Graph Database Success Hang on Query Language? If the history of relational databases is any indication, what is going on in graph databases right now may be history in the making. Read more. [ZDNET.COM]
  15. 15. More About Blue Mountain 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.
  16. 16. Federal Tech
  17. 17. Federal Tech FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: APIs, Shared Services Can Reshape, Modernize Government Technology. The size and scope of the federal government’s information technology landscape only continues to grow and in a way that makes it incredibly difficult to change. In the Federal Chief Information Officers Council’s latest study, the current state of government IT is described as monolithic. And, it is not meant as a compliment. Read more [FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM]
  18. 18. Federal Tech OPINION: Government Efforts to Weaken Privacy are Bad for Business and National Security. The federal government’s efforts to require technology and social media companies to relax product security and consumer privacy standards – if successful – will ultimately make everyone less safe and secure. Read the rest [INFOSECURITY-MAGAZINE.COM] PUBLIC SAFETY: Rapid DNA Technology Gives Law Enforcement Access to Your DNA in 90 Minutes. Before recently-passed legislation, law enforcement agencies had to send DNA samples to government labs and wait for it to get tested, which could take days or even weeks. Find out more [GOVTECH.COM]
  19. 19. Federal Tech MODERNIZATION: Making Modernization Happen. Now more than ever before, comprehensive IT modernization for federal agencies is a real possibility. The question that remains is whether President Donald Trump’s words and actions during his first months in office will be sustained by the administration and Congress in the months and years ahead. Read more [FCW.COM]
  20. 20. State Tech
  21. 21. State Tech SURVEY: Cybersecurity Concerns May Keep One in Four Americans from Voting. Cybersecurity concerns may prevent one in four Americans from heading to the polls in November, according to a new survey by cybersecurity firm Carbon Black. The company recently conducted a nationwide survey of 5,000 eligible US voters to determine whether reports of cyberattacks targeting election-related systems are impacting their trust in the US electoral process. The results revealed that nearly half of voters believe the upcoming elections will be influenced by cyberattacks. Consequently, more than a quarter said they will consider not voting in future elections. Read more [HSTODAY.US.COM]
  22. 22. State Tech ALASKA: Unique Challenges in IT Consolidation. The Last Frontier is centralizing IT operations under Alaska’s newly created Office of Information Technology. But consolidating IT in a sprawling state like Alaska offers challenges not found in other environments, says the state’s new CIO Bill Vajda. Read the rest [GCN.COM] ALABAMA: Acting CIO Jim Purcell Is a Man on a Mission for Smarter State IT. Jim Purcell wasn’t expecting a call from Alabama’s new governor, Kay Ivey, and he certainly wasn’t expecting her to ask him to head up the Office of Information Technology (OIT) – but that’s exactly what happened last week. Find out more [GOVTECH.COM]
  23. 23. State Tech ILLINOIS: Inside a State Digital Transformation. Hardik Bhatt, CIO of the State of Illinois, sought to become the nation’s first Smart State – a process that required reorganizing its 38 IT departments into one, improving government services, and finding new sources of innovation to apply to its revenue model. Within 18 months, Illinois rose in national rankings from the bottom fourth of state governments to the top third. Read more [ENTERPRISERSPROJECT.COM]
  24. 24. Electronic Document Management
  25. 25. Electronic Document Management CFPB: Looks to Embrace Cloud for Email, Office Application Needs. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to move to a public cloud setup for some of its core enterprise apps. The financial watchdog agency recently sent out a Request for Information (RFI) on the process, technical requirements and costs of moving to cloud services in fiscal year 2017. CFPB wants to establish a more complete understanding on the costs associated with moving fully to a cloud solution for email and office applications (e.g., documents, spreadsheets, presentations, SharePoint and more).Read the rest [FEDTECHMAGAZINE.COM]
  26. 26. Electronic Document Management ROI: 4 Ways Business Document Management Software Can Save You Money. Lisa Croft, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe Document Cloud, talks about the many ways business document management can save your company time, space, and more importantly, loads of money. Here are the four most obvious ways these tools provide excellent return-on-investment. Read more [PCMAG.COM]
  27. 27. 508 Compliance
  28. 28. Section 508 Compliance & WCAG 2.0 ACCESSIBLE PDFs: Crawford Technologies Launches New E-commerce Site for Creating Accessible PDFs. AccessibilityNow.com is a convenient and affordable e- commerce service for anyone to upload PDF files and receive back a properly formatted Accessible PDF document. Developed by Crawford Technologies Inc., a recognized leader in automated accessibility software and remediation services, the site leverages Auto Tagger for Accessibility, our ground-breaking software program that automatically tags PDF files. Read more [ACCESSIBILITYNOW.COM]
  29. 29. Section 508 Compliance & WCAG 2.0 ASSOCIATIONS: Good Counsel: Is Your Website Open to All? As public accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), associations must provide people with disabilities “full and equal enjoyment” of the services and advantages they offer. Although associations often consider this obligation primarily in the context of their events, accessibility also applies to another core aspect of association activities: their websites. Read more [ASSOCIATIONSNOW.COM] BUSINESSES: Even Internet Entrepreneurs Need to Make Their Businesses Handicap Accessible. Disabled users have sued businesses over website accessibility. The Americans With Disabilities Act applies to online businesses. Find out what you have to do. Read more [YELLOWFINBI.COM]
  30. 30. Section 508 Compliance & WCAG 2.0 PRIVACY: GDPR for Marketing: The Definitive Guide for 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new digital privacy regulation being introduced on the 25th May, 2018. It standardizes a wide range of different privacy legislation’s across the EU into one central set of regulations that will protect users in all member states. It will also affect U.S. organizations. Time to get ready now. Read more [SUPEROFFICE.COM]
  31. 31. Security Patches
  32. 32. Security Patches ESSENTIAL PHONE: Essential Phone Update Brings April Security Patch, Bluetooth 5.0, Performance Gains. Essential may be a bit slow to major system updates, but the company has always been pretty quick to monthly security patches. After landing on Pixel devices earlier this month, the Essential Phone is now picking up April’s security patch. Read more [9to5GOOGLE.COM] WINDOWS: Get the March Patches for Your Windows Machines Installed, but Watch Out for Win7. With the latest Patch Tuesday, it’s time to salvage the fixed parts of March’s patches and get them applied. Win7/Server 2008 R2 customers have to choose between a gaping security hole and even more bugs. Here’s what you need to know. Read more [COMPUTERWORLD.COM]
  33. 33. Security Patches SONY: Delivers Yet Another On-Time Security Patch for X Performance. Sony Mobile has updated the firmware for the X Performance, delivering the device’s April 2018 Android security patch. The build number is 41.3.A.2.107, coming from 41.3.A.2.99 previously (which was released in March). The update is around 111.7MB and users haven’t noticed any other tangible changes apart from the patch. Read more. [MOBILESYRUP.COM] MICROSOFT: Issues Security Patch to Fix Meltdown CVE-2018-1038 Flaw. Microsoft has issued a new security patch to fix the earlier security update that was released in January to tackle the Meltdown vulnerability found in microchips from Intel and other chipmakers. The flaw “CVE-2018-1038” was found in the first patch that was issued to protect Windows 7 x64 or Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 systems from the Meltdown vulnerability. Read more. [GADGETS.NDTV.COM]
  34. 34. CIO, CTO & CISO
  35. 35. For the CIO, CTO & CISO CIO: 2018 State of the CIO – IT vs. the Business No More. CIO.com has published its “State of the CIO” results, which offer a peek into the day-to-day priorities of IT leaders and the evolving CIO role. CIO.com also surveys line of business leaders alongside IT leaders to gain insight into how the CIO role is perceived across the organization. Read more [ENTERPRISERPROJECT.COM] CTO: New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño Departs for Private Sector. Miguel Gamiño, New York City’s chief technology officer, is leaving for the private sector after a year and a half in the role. He’s not yet prepared to say what he’s going to be doing, but he said it’s going to be very much along the lines of what he’s been doing in the public sector. Read more [GOVTECH.COM]
  36. 36. CIO, CTO & CISO CISO: HHS CISO Chris Wlaschin to be Replaced by Deputy CIO from CMS. Chris Wlaschin, who has served as chief information security officer (CISO) at HHS since January 2017, will leave the post at the end of March amid allegations cybersecurity vendors had given gifts and privileges to lower-level government IT leaders involved with the Healthcare Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (HCCIC). Taking over the CISO role will be Janet Vogel, deputy chief information officer at CMS. Vogel previously led the Financial Management System Group within CMS and worked in tech departments of both the Department of Transportation and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Read more. [HEALTHEXEC.COM]
  37. 37. CIO, CTO & CISO FEDERAL CIO: Women in Government Tech Have ‘One Bad-Ass Mission,’ New Federal CIO Says. Suzette Kent highlighted the power of women in government in her first address as federal CIO. Read more. [NEXTGOV.COM]
  38. 38. Penetration Testing
  39. 39. Penetration Testing SECURITY: 3 Reasons Why CIOs Will Feel More Heat in 2018. Rep. Will Hurd (R- Texas) is putting more pressure on agencies to make better use of the Homeland Security Department’s security architecture reviews and risk and vulnerability assessments, or obtain similar services from contractors to discover and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities. “When it comes to penetration testing, a passive scan is not a penetration test. A good best practice is to use on a regular basis a third- party security folks to come in and do a technical vulnerability or penetration test,” said Hurd. “That level of engagement is not happening as much as I previously thought.” Read more [FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM]
  40. 40. Penetration Testing NEXT-GEN: Where Should Pen Testing and Source Code Review Fit into Your Dev Lifecycle? Pen testing and source code review are integral to strengthening your application’s security backbone. Here’s a quick breakdown of why and where they might fit into the lifecycle. Read more [INFOSECURITY-MAGAZINE.COM] FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Agencies Could Be Graded On More Than FITARA Under New Scorecard. At least one lawmaker wants to transition the scorecard to have a wider focus beyond FITARA but not everyone is ready to move on. Read more. [NEXTGOV.COM] PROBLEM SOLVING: Three Pen Test Tools for Free Penetration Testing. Nmap, Nessus and Nikto are penetration testing tools that security operators can use to conduct pentests on their networks and applications. Read more. [SEARCHMIDMARKETSECURITY.TECHTARGET.COM] [REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ACCESS]
  41. 41. Open Source
  42. 42. Open Source 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 [FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM] 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 FEDWEEK.COM]
  43. 43. Open Source 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. [NEXTGOV.COM] 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. [GCN.COM]
  44. 44. Business Intelligence
  45. 45. Business Intelligence CLOUD: The State Of Cloud Business Intelligence, 2018. 86% of Cloud BI adopters name Amazon AWS as their first choice, 82% name Microsoft Azure, 66% name Google Cloud, and 36% identify IBM Bluemix as their preferred provider of cloud BI services. Read more [FORBES.COM] SOFTWARE PLATFORMS: Modern Business Intelligence Platforms Enable Citizen Analysts. Top analytics and business intelligence platforms have been making it easier for end users to get self-service insights. The next step in their evolution is augmented analytics, according to market research firm Gartner. Read more [INFORMATIONWEEK.COM]
  46. 46. Business Intelligence TRENDS: The Key Trends That I Think Will Dominate the BI Industry in 2018. According to Glen Rabie of YellowFinBI, there are five key trends in the BI industry that he believes will take center stage in 2018. Find out what they are. Read more [YELLOWFINBI.COM] DISCOVER: 5 Business Intelligence Mistakes That Can Cost You Dearly. According to Gartner, ‘There still remains a 70% likelihood that a BI project will fail to meet expectations.’ And that means it is very important to learn the various mistakes that hinder the successful implementation of BI solutions. Read more [INSIDEBIGDATA.COM]
  47. 47. Operating Systems
  48. 48. Operating Systems SOFTWARE: Chrome 66 is Being Launched for Windows and Other Operating Systems. Google has announced that the new Chrome 66 is now ready to be installed on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. The updated browser is currently tested and will be released in the next few weeks. It has some interesting new features like media auto-play changes, the ability to fix several security issues and to export passwords. Read more [TECHNOBEZZ.COM] MICROSOFT & LINUX: A Linux Kernel at the Heart of a New Microsoft OS. In a slew of security news, Microsoft unveiled an operating system product — not an internal system, but an operating system product — that it will release with a Linux kernel. Read more [REDMONDMAG.COM]
  49. 49. Operating Systems BUSINESSES: Zoho at a Crossroads: Stepping up Means Stepping Out. Zoho has been one of the great successes in the world of small business technologies. Few companies have been able to succeed with a similar business model, yet Zoho has been wildly successful. But they are also enshrouded in mystery. Read on to see what’s under their veil and what they have to do next — if they want to. Read more. [ZDNET.COM] ORACLE: Put Your Oracle Database In the Oracle Cloud. The “Cloud” has become a popular location for many things, and Oracle databases are in that list. Oracle Corporation provides Cloud services to create, migrate and manage databases there, and once a subscription is in hand the provided Cloud dashboard can make it fairly easy to migrate single instance and RAC databases to Cloud storage and services. Let’s look at what is available in the Cloud and get an overview of moving a database from on-premises storage to the Cloud. Read more. [DATABASEJOURNAL.COM]
  50. 50. BYOD
  51. 51. BYOD SECURITY: Why BYOD Authentication Struggles to be Secure. A recent Bitglass study pointed out some interesting statistics: Over a quarter (28%) of organizations rely solely on user-generated passwords to secure BYOD, potentially exposing countless endpoints to credential guessing, cracking and theft. 61% of respondents also had reservations about Apple’s Face ID technology. Given that the general concept in security has always been to eliminate passwords and use MFA, the results are surprising, so why the disconnect? Read more [INFOSECURITY-MAGAZINE.COM]
  52. 52. BYOD DOD: ‘Wrong Trajectory’ in Mobile Strategy Stifles Marines’ BYOD Ambitions. The Marine Corps has been talking about implementing a bring-your-own-device strategy for more than three years as one way to cut costs and speed up its adoption of commercial smartphone technology. But the service’s chief information officer says the goal is still a long way off, and the Marines are still struggling to bring aboard the most modern mobile devices, even when they’re owned by the government. Read more. [FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM] TEXTBOOKS OPTIONAL: What Unbundling and BYOD Mean for Learning Technology. Today, schools across the country look to educators to customize learning for their unique classrooms. Here is how educators are accomplishing this through unbundling and BYOD. Find out more [ESCHOOLNEWS.COM]
  53. 53. BYOD FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BYOD: The Mobile Security Conundrum. There are currently more than 7.7 billion mobile connections around the world. Thanks to the Internet of Things, it is predicted that the number of connected devices will reach an astounding 20.8 billion by 2020. With the average number of mobile devices owned per person currently estimated at 3.64, those devices are becoming necessary equipment for today’s workers. Yet while the private sector has been quick to establish Bring-your-own-device policies, the public sector has lagged behind because of security and privacy concerns. Despite several initiatives — including a White House-issued BYOD toolkit and two National Institute of Standards and Technology documents (800-124 and 800-164) giving guidance on securing devices that connect with government networks — many federal agencies are still reluctant to establish BYOD policies. Read more [GCN.COM]
  54. 54. Incident Response
  55. 55. Incident Response CYBERSECURITY: Incident Response…What Needs to Be in a Good Policy. Organizations need an incident response policy, and — perhaps most importantly — a number of playbooks that allow them to think through a variety of different incident scenarios. Read more [ZDNET.COM] RANSOMWARE: Puts Pressure on Incident Response. Cyber attackers switched focus to ransomware attacks in 2017 putting pressure on incident response, while human error was responsible for two-thirds of compromised records, a study shows. Read more [COMPUTERWEEKLY.COM]
  56. 56. Incident Response SERVICES: IBM Security Looks to Incident Response Services for Growth. While IBM has made significant investments in acquiring cybersecurity vendors in recent years, the company now is turning its attention to security services like incident response. Read more. [SEARCHSECURITY.TECHTARGET.COM] FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Closer to Becoming Permanently Codified. The House approved a bill that would make the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber incident response teams a permanent fixture within the agency. The DHS Cyber Incident Response Teams Act would codify the agency’s “cyber hunt and incident response teams,” which provide support to organizations running critical infrastructure. The teams often respond to cyber incidents and help organizations mitigate cybersecurity risks. Read more. [CYBERSCOOP.COM]
  57. 57. Incident Response FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Agencies Should Prioritize Data-Level Protections to Secure Citizen Information. Americans share numerous pieces of data about themselves every day with companies and government agencies, including personally identifiable information like Social Security numbers and health care information. With all this personal information being shared, protecting an organization’s network and infrastructure is no longer sufficient to protect this data. Government now needs to secure each piece of data at a document level to fully protect against cyber risks. Read more. [NEXTGOV.COM]
  58. 58. Cybersecurity
  59. 59. Cybersecurity CYBERSECURITY: How to Devise a Winning Strategy. Cybersecurity incidents and breaches can seriously damage a company, making it imperative that security risk management is integral to corporate governance. Read more [ZDNET.COM] IN PLAIN SIGHT: Why Military Veterans Are a Great Fit for Cybersecurity Careers. A 2017 report from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) proposed a “new collar” approach to recruiting. This strategy means recruiting professionals who lack traditional college degrees but possess the technical skills and aptitudes of explorers, problem solvers, students, guardians and consultants. One sector where these attributes can be found in abundance is the military. Read more [SECURITYINTELLIGENCE.COM]
  60. 60. Cybersecurity RANSOMWARE ATTACK: Three Cybersecurity Lessons From Atlanta. On March 22, Atlanta’s city government was hit with a ransomware attack, with hackers demanding six bitcoins in exchange for releasing the data. At the time of writing this, that’s a demand for roughly $41,880. As a result of the attack, many systems in Atlanta are offline. Some of the city’s services have been forced to return to the “pen and paper” method of operation. This episode highlights the growing dependence of state and local governments on information technology systems and emphasizes how their cybersecurity (or more accurately, insecurity) can impact the broader national security issues. Here are three quick takeaways from this episode, each likely worthy of much more in-depth development. Read more. [LAWFAREBLOG.COM]
  61. 61. Cybersecurity CAREERS: McAfee Report Suggests Gamers Could Thrive in a Cybersecurity Career. Cybersecurity firms are feeling the pressure from having to deal with increasingly complex and voluminous cyberattacks. Compounding the issue is that many senior security managers feel it is difficult to attract the kind of talent needed to deal with emerging threats. The solution might be to focus on gamers, according to a new report by McAfee. Read more. [PCGAMER.COM]
  62. 62. Cybersecurity LEADERSHIP: A Lack Of Cybersecurity Funding And Expertise Threatens U.S. Infrastructure. Most leaders in infrastructure-related industries take cyber risk seriously, but their public sector counterparts need to start addressing vulnerabilities with more urgency. Many experts and pundits are already pressuring lawmakers and regulators to take more decisive action across all of our physical systems. Despite this pressure, there are a number of obstacles that need to be addressed alongside the implementation of new policies. Read more [FORBES.COM] IRS: What the IRS Computer Crash Can Tell Us About Cybersecurity. Based on what’s public information so far, there is no reason to believe that the Tax Day computer crash which prompted the Internal Revenue Service to delay its filing deadline was the work of hackers, foreign or domestic. Even so, one can identify a few things of value to those dealing with cybersecurity in government. Read more [THEHILL.COM]
  63. 63. Cybersecurity IDAHO: State Government Beefs Up Cybersecurity. The state of Idaho has been working since the appointment of Jeff Weak, director of information security, in January to improve the security of its online information. Read more [IDAHOBUSINESSREVIEW.COM] VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT: VA Must Show Sustained Progress with Cybersecurity for Auditors to Give Their Seal of Approval. The Veterans Affairs Department’s cybersecurity has been deemed a material weakness longer than the Federal Information Security Management Act and its predecessor the Government Information Security Reform Act (GISRA) have been in existence. And for the 19th straight year, VA’s inspector general determined the agency’s progress was not enough to bring it off the bad list. Read more [FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM]
  64. 64. IT Management
  65. 65. IT Management READ: All Management Is Change Management. Change management is having its moment. There’s no shortage of articles, books, and talks on the subject. But many of these indicate that change management is some occult subspecialty of management, something that’s distinct from “managing” itself. This is curious given that, when you think about it, all management is the management of change. Read more [HBR.ORG] NARA: Improvements Seen in Federal Records Management, but ‘There is Work to be Done’. Compliance, collaboration and accountability are the themes of the National Archives’ recommendations to agencies for improving how they handle paper – and electronic – trails. That’s according to NARA’s 2016 Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report. Read more. [FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM]
  66. 66. IT Management FINANCIAL: Washington State’s Strategy for Tracking IT Spending. The state of Washington’s first efforts to bring technology business management to its IT spending practices began in 2010 when the legislature mandated annual reports and specific evaluation requirements for investments. As interest grew in monitoring the cost of IT along with the business services IT provides, officials in the Washington’s Office of the CIO worked to refine the strategy through the creation of a state TBM program. Find out more [GCN.COM]
  67. 67. IT Management HR: A Blueprint for Improving Government’s HR Function. Government, at its core, is its employees and their commitment to serve the country. That fact is too often overlooked. While technology enables employees to make better, faster decisions, until artificial intelligence replaces the acquired knowledge of employees, agency performance will continue to depend on the skill and dedication of government workers. As such, civil service reform is increasingly important because workforce rules and regulations are out of sync with current management thinking. To use a basketball analogy, government is still shooting two handed set shots. Read more [GOVEXEC.COM]
  68. 68. Application Development
  69. 69. Application Development FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: IT Modernization…Four Ways to Pay the Tab. The drivers for modernizing federal IT systems are multiplying. From the escalation in citizen expectations to the incoming mandates from the legislative and executive branch, there is a real and emerging momentum. This is most evident in the recently enacted Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017, which helps bridge the budget gaps that have stifled recent modernization efforts. The challenge now facing agency CIOs is that dedicated MGT funding is insufficient to fully address the decades of “technical debt” that has accumulated in federal systems, despite the heightened expectations prompted by the law’s passage. Read more [FCW.COM]
  70. 70. Application Development FEDERAL INSIGHTS: The Three As of Modernizing Agency Systems: Agile, APIs, Automation. The growth and acceptance of agile or dev/ops to develop software and tools across agencies is both surprising and welcome. Bloomberg Government found in 2017 that spending on agile services increased to $368 million in fiscal 2016 from $242 million in 2015 among the 40 biggest contract vehicles. And we’ve seen agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration, which plans to transform more than 70 applications into a modern architecture through agile, or the Food and Drug Administration, which is moving one step further than agile and by moving to a micro-services architecture, dev/ops or iterative development is catching on quickly. Read more [FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM]
  71. 71. Application Development QUESTION: What is DevOps? An Executive Guide to Agile Development and IT Operations. To make the most of today’s containers, servers, virtual machines, and clouds, you need to deploy DevOps in your enterprise. Or, you can let your rivals put you out of business. It’s your choice. Read more [ZDNET.COM] DOD: Striking a Blow for Agile with DOD Weapons Systems. In a recent report, called Design and Acquisition of Software for Defense Systems, the Defense Science Board (DSB) has raised its influential voice on behalf of a move by the Department of Defense towards greater use of agile development approaches for software being developed for weapons systems. Read more [FCW.COM]
  72. 72. Big Data
  73. 73. Big Data HEALTH: How Big Data Is Fueling This Company’s Digital War on Diabetes. Omada Health pulled of something that was, especially at the time, highly unusual in the ever-burgeoning yet still-fledgling digital health space: In 2016, the company scored federal government reimbursements for its diabetes prevention program. It’s continued to grow since then and shared results from nine different peer-reviewed studies noting significant results for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity patients—a case study in how at least one company in the sphere is using data to try and fuel real world patient outcomes. Read more [FORTUNE.COM]
  74. 74. Big Data GOVERNMENT: The U.S. Needs a New Paradigm for Data Governance. The U.S. Senate and House hearings last week on Facebook’s use of data and foreign interference in the U.S. election raised important challenges concerning data privacy, security, ethics, transparency, and responsibility. They also illuminated what could become a vast chasm between traditional privacy and security laws and regulations and rapidly evolving internet-related business models and activities. To help close this gap, technologists need to seriously reevaluate their relationship with government. Here are four ways to start. Read more [HBR.ORG]
  75. 75. Big Data BUSINESSES: Why They Are Failing to Reach Big Data Maturity. Enterprises have been leveraging Big Data solutions to capture, store, analyze, organize and transform their data for years; but despite the advancements made in this space, they have still not reached a transformational level of maturity, a recently released survey revealed. AtScale announced the results from its Big Data maturity survey, and found only 12 percent of respondents have reached a high-level of maturity when it comes to Big Data. This is up from 8 percent in 2016. Read more. [SDTIMES.COM] CLOUD: Over Three Quarters of Businesses to Use the Cloud for Big Data. Changing diversity of working environments is slowing down the use of Big Data. Can Hybrid Cloud be the answer? Read more. [CBRONLINE.COM]
  76. 76. Internet of Things (IoT)
  77. 77. Internet of Things (IoT) IoT: What is the IoT? Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Things Right Now. The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. Thanks to cheap processors and wireless networks, it’s possible to turn anything, from a pill to an aeroplane, into part of the IoT. This adds a level of digital intelligence to devices that would be otherwise dumb, enabling them to communicate without a human being involved, and merging the digital and physical worlds. Read more [ZDNET.COM]
  78. 78. Internet of Things (IoT) OPINION: Bringing Your Internet of Things Infrastructure into the Digital Age. Most IoT projects are implemented in existing, brownfield environments with traditional legacy systems, requiring an incremental approach. The goal of these gradual integrations has been to optimize or automate processes, gain some efficiencies, and move onto the next low-hanging fruit. But, this approach will not work if businesses want to capture IoT’s true transformational value: the creation of new business models, new revenue streams, new products and new markets. Read more [NETWORKWORLD.COM] MICROSOFT: Invests $5 Billion in the Internet of Things. Microsoft wants to prove it is dedicated to the success of the Internet of Things with a new $5 billion investment and updates to its IoT portfolio. The company announced it will invest $5 billion into the IoT over the next four years. Read more. [SDTIMES.COM]
  79. 79. Internet of Things (IoT) RESEARCH: Using Blockchain to Secure the “Internet of Things”. The ability to better track and distribute security software updates would help fortify insecure IoT devices, which have already contributed to major cyber disasters. Read more. [SCIENTIFICAMERICAN.COM]
  80. 80. Personal Tech
  81. 81. Personal Tech FACEBOOK: I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. When The New York Times lead consumer technology writer Brian X. Chen downloaded a copy of his Facebook data last week, he didn’t expect to see much. “My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook ‘lurker.’) But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.” Read more [NYTIMES.COM] FUTURE TENSE: There’s a New Bill to Regulate Facebook and Google’s Data Collection. Facebook may not be able to ride out its bad news cycle scot-free after all. On Tuesday, Sens. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, released a sweeping new bill that, if passed, would impose strong new regulations on companies like Facebook and Google that collect data on users. Read more [SLATE.COM]
  82. 82. Personal Tech MICROSOFT: Tech Support Scams Ramping Up, Microsoft Warns. Staying safe online is increasingly more difficult. Who you think is the friendly IT guy calling for information could be a criminal looking for some easy cash. Scams like these that rely on social engineering techniques are becoming more and more frequent, ZDNet reported. Microsoft said it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who dealt with tech support scams. That’s a 24 percent increase from 2016. Such incidents happened in 183 countries, and around 15 percent of them involved the victim losing money—usually between $200 and $400—to the scammer. Read more [NEXTGOV.COM]
  83. 83. Personal Tech EDTECH: What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies? Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. Read more [EDSURGE.COM]
  84. 84. Mobile Applications
  85. 85. Mobile ENTERPRISE: How Killing Net Neutrality Will Affect Enterprise Mobility. As the FCC prepares to eliminate net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs to charge more for some internet traffic based on speed of delivery, companies will have to rethink how mobile apps are created and how they host content. Read more [COMPUTERWORLD.COM] FINANCIAL: Most Cryptocurrency Mobile Apps Are Vulnerable. Mobile cryptocurrency app report finds that many apps are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats after testing the Google Play Store’s Top 30 Financial apps. Read more. [APPDEVELOPERMAGAZINE.COM]
  86. 86. Mobile DIGITAL WORKSPACE: DOD Creates New Security Requirements for Mobile Apps. The Defense Department has outlined baseline standards that mission-critical and business mobile applications need to meet. Find out more [FEDTECHMAGAZINE.COM] LOCAL: App Brings SA Government Contract Leads to Local Bidders. A pair of U.S. military veterans-turned-entrepreneurs in San Antonio are banking on big returns from a app geared toward connecting small businesses with the government procurement process — both for municipalities seeking bids from local companies and for businesses looking to break into the market. Find out more [BIZJOURNALS.COM]
  87. 87. Programming & Scripting Development Client & Server-Side
  88. 88. Programming & Scripting Development Client & Server-Side JAVA: Oracle Sets Date for End of Java 8 Updates. Further clarifying its ongoing support plans for Java SE (Standard Edition) 8, Oracle will require businesses to have a commercial license to get updates after January 2019. Read more [INFOWORLD.COM] TYPESCRIPT: Everyone’s Type of JavaScript. TypeScript has a long list of achievements under its belt; there is a reason why it is called the ‘undisputed’ leader of JavaScript despite being only 5 years old. DefinitelyTyped, a repository for high-quality TypeScript type definitions, reached 4,600 contributors for over 3,600 packages in 2017. It was also declared #3 on Most Loved programming languages in StackOverflow’s 2017 survey. Read more [JAXENTER.COM]
  89. 89. Programming & Scripting Development Client & Server-Side PYTHON: How Python is Transforming the DevOps Landscape. As DevOps is an approach for handling change and agility, engineers must master multiple languages. The Python programming language is one of the most crucial components of the DevOps toolchain. Many DevOps teams utilize it for building web applications for visualizing custom data, building custom utilities and more. Read more [DEVOPS.COM] JAVASCRIPT: What’s New in the Node.js 10 JavaScript Runtime. Node.js 10 arrives with full support for N-API, LTS status to come, and more features under consideration for 2018 and 2019. In addition to OpenSSL 1.1.0 support, there are other new features in the Node.js 10.0.0 release. Read more [INFOWORLD.COM]
  90. 90. Cloud Computing
  91. 91. Cloud Computing FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Google Cloud Targets Federal Government. Google wants to compete with Amazon, Microsoft and other companies for a share of the government’s massive cloud computing market. Read more [NEXTGOV.COM] MICROSOFT: To Offer Governments Local Version of Azure Cloud Service. Microsoft Corp said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies. Read more [REUTERS.COM]
  92. 92. Cloud Computing FYI: Defense Agency To Begin Moving Classified Data to Amazon’s Secret Cloud After Protest. Microsoft withdrew a bid protest that allows U.S. Transportation Command to begin migrating data to Amazon’s secret cloud region. Read more. [NEXTGOV.COM] PRODUCTIVITY: Microsoft 365 is Coming to the Government Cloud. Agencies will soon be able to deploy Microsoft 365 cloud-based productivity suite in the company’s government cloud environments that are dedicated to meeting U.S. federal compliance and security standards. Read more. [GCN.COM]
  93. 93. Cloud Computing DOD: Pentagon’s Cloud-Computing Plans Spur Sharp Debate from Amazon Rivals. The Pentagon’s plans for a huge cloud computing contract have spurred sharp debate over the winner-take-all award that competitors say will favor Amazon. The heated lobbying by companies is escalating as President Donald Trump fires a barrage of tweets against Amazon. Read more [SEATTLETIMES.COM] PROBLEM SOLVING: Four Options to Manage Stateful Apps in the Cloud. Stateful applications in the cloud pose an ongoing challenge for development and operations teams. Review four ways to address those issues and keep your apps running smoothly. Read more. [SEARCHCLOUDAPPLICATIONS.TECHTARGET.COM] [REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ACCESS]
  94. 94. Cloud Computing GOOGLE: Drone Uproar Could Hit Google’s Cloud-Computing Business. Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) is under pressure from its own employees to stop providing the U.S. Department of Defense with artificial-intelligence tools in a project involving drone technology. The uproar could derail Google’s efforts to build up its government-related cloud-computing business vs. rivals Amazon.com (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT). Google is the third-biggest provider of cloud-computing services, behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft’s Azure. Read more [INVESTORS.COM]
  95. 95. Cloud Computing NEW: Cloud Security – 10 Top Startups. Part of the difficulty with defending modern IT systems is that enterprise networks no longer have a defined edge that administrators can wall off and protect. Thanks to trends like cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT), enterprise networks are wider than ever — and that much more difficult to secure. To address this changing reality, many organizations are turning to cloud-based security solutions. A large crop of startups is hoping to fill this need. Here is a slideshow that highlights 10 of the most promising that have been founded within the last five years and have received notable amounts of funding from venture capital firms. Read more. [DATAMATION.COM]
  96. 96. Announcement
  97. 97. Announcement Blue Mountain Data Systems DOL Contract Extended Another Six Months The Department of Labor has extended Blue Mountain Data Systems Inc. contract DOLOPS16C0017 for 6 months for network administration and application support. U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration 1994 to Present 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.
  98. 98. IT Security | Cybersecurity
  99. 99. IT Security | Cybersecurity SECURITY: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Future of Cybersecurity. Terrorism researchers, AI developers, government scientists, threat-intelligence specialists, investors and startups gathered at the second annual WIRED conference to discuss the changing face of online security. These are the people who are keeping you safe online. Their discussions included Daesh’s media strategy, the rise of new forms of online attacks, how to protect infrastructure, the threat of pandemics and the dangers of hiring a nanny based on her Salvation Army uniform. Read more [WIRED.CO.UK] IT MANAGEMENT: Top 5 Cybersecurity Mistakes IT Leaders Make, and How to Fix Them. Cybersecurity teams are largely understaffed and underskilled. Here’s how to get the most out of your workers and keep your business safe. Read more. [TECHREPUBLIC.COM]
  100. 100. IT Security | Cybersecurity FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Rep. Hurd Champions Modernizing Federal Cybersecurity. The federal government is and will continue to be a target of cyber crimes. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, U.S. companies and government agencies suffered a total of 1,093 data breaches in 2016. Mid-year numbers for 2017 show 791 incidents as of the end of June – a 29 percent increase over the same period in 2016. With that said, is the government doing enough to prepare for cyber threats? On this episode of CyberChat, host Sean Kelley, former Environmental Protection Agency chief information security officer and former Veterans Affairs Department deputy chief information officer, spoke with Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) about initiatives to modernize the federal cybersecurity space. Read more [FEDERALNEWSRADIO.COM]
  101. 101. IT Security | Cybersecurity STATE GOVERNMENT: To Simplify Cybersecurity Regulations, State Groups Ask Federal Government for Help. A letter to the Office of Management and Budget says that today’s regulatory environment “hampers” states in their pursuit of cost savings and IT optimization. Find out more STATESCOOP.COM]
  102. 102. From the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog Programming & Scripting https://www.bluemt.com/programming-scripting-daily-tech-update-september- 29-2017/ Cloud Computing https://www.bluemt.com/cloud-computing-daily-tech-update-september-18- 2017/ Business Intelligence https://www.bluemt.com/business-intelligence-daily-tech-update-september-15- 2017/ Mobile Applications https://www.bluemt.com/mobile-applications-daily-tech-update-september-11- 2017/
  103. 103. From the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog Personal Tech https://www.bluemt.com/personal-tech-daily-tech-update-september-28-2017/ Databases https://www.bluemt.com/databases-daily-tech-update-september-21-2017/ Penetration Testing https://www.bluemt.com/penetration-testing-daily-tech-update-september-26- 2017/ Incident Response https://www.bluemt.com/incident-response-daily-tech-update-september-14- 2017/
  104. 104. From the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog Security Patches https://www.bluemt.com/security-patches-daily-tech-update-september-22- 2017/ Operating Systems https://www.bluemt.com/operating-systems-daily-tech-update-september-20- 2017/ Encryption https://www.bluemt.com/encryption-daily-tech-update-september-19-2017/ Cloud Computing https://www.bluemt.com/cloud-computing-daily-tech-update-september-18- 2017/
  105. 105. From the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog Open Source https://www.bluemt.com/programming-scripting-daily-tech-update-september- 5-2017/ CTO, CIO and CISO https://www.bluemt.com/cio-cto-ciso-daily-tech-update-september-6-2017/ Programming & Scripting https://www.bluemt.com/programming-scripting-daily-tech-update-september- 5-2017/
  106. 106. From the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog Security Risks Most Prevalent in Younger Workers https://www.bluemt.com/security-risks-most-prevalent-in-younger-workers/ The Security World’s Maturation https://www.bluemt.com/the-security-worlds-maturation/ Data Breach Concerns Keep CISOs Up At Night https://www.bluemt.com/data-breach-concerns-keep-cisos-up-at-night/ Personalized Govt Equals Instant Gratification for Citizens https://www.bluemt.com/personalized-govt-equals-instant-gratification-for- citizens/
  107. 107. From the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog People-Centric Security https://www.bluemt.com/people-centric-security/ Pentagon Tries BYOD To Strike Work/Life Balance https://www.bluemt.com/pentagon-tries-byod-to-strike-worklife-balance/ Open Source Model Considered for MS Windows https://www.bluemt.com/open-source-model-considered-for-ms-windows/ Open Internet: To Be or Not to Be? https://www.bluemt.com/open-internet-to-be-or-not-to-be/
  108. 108. From the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog Malware Stays A Step Ahead Infecting One Third of Websites https://www.bluemt.com/malware-stays-a-step-ahead-infecting-one-third-of- websites/ Machine-Generated Data: Potential Goldmine for the CIO https://www.bluemt.com/machine-generated-data-potential-goldmine-for-the- cio/ Government Legacy Programs: Reuse vs. Replacement https://www.bluemt.com/government-legacy-programs-reuse-vs-replacement/ It Takes a Whole Village to Protect Networks and Systems https://www.bluemt.com/it-takes-a-whole-village-to-protect-networks-and- systems/
  109. 109. From the Blue Mountain Data Systems Blog Governance For the CIO https://www.bluemt.com/governance-for-the-cio/ Help Desk Consolidation – Lessons Learned https://www.bluemt.com/help-desk-consolidation-lessons-learned/ One Year Later, Companies Still Vulnerable to Heartbleed https://www.bluemt.com/one-year-later-companies-still-vulnerable-to- heartbleed/ Federal Projects Cultivate Worker Passion https://www.bluemt.com/federal-projects-cultivate-worker-passion-2/
  110. 110. ABOUT US Blue Mountain Data Systems Inc. Blue Mountain Data Systems Inc. is dedicated to application and systems development, electronic document management, IT security support, and the automation of workflow processes. Read more about our experience here: >> http://bluemt.com/experience
  111. 111. Recent Experience U.S. Dept. of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration 1994 to Present 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.
  112. 112. MANAGEMENT Paul T. Vesely Founder, President, CEO and Principal Architect Mr. Vesely is a recognized thought leader in systems architecture and delivery, having designed and delivered many enterprise wide information and document management solutions. Mr. Vesely’s history includes 33 years experience in the information systems industry, with Unisys, Grumman, PRC and a host of clients in both government and private sectors.
  113. 113. CONTACT US Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Next IT Project HEADQUARTERS 366 Victory Drive Herndon, VA 20170 PHONE 703-502-3416 FAX 703-745-9110 EMAIL paul@bluemt.com WEB https://www.bluemt.com

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