The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

December 29, 2013

In brief: CTC program garners federal authorization


The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — A Concurrent Technologies Corp. “cloud” based software program has become the first of its kid to earn a specialized federal authorization, CTC officials say.

Its computing system, called the Unclassified Remote Hosted Desktop, earned the authorization through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP.

FedRAMP is a government-wide effort providing a standardized approach to security assesment and continuous monitoring for cloud services, virtual services that are typically network or web-based.

“Clients can be confident in CTC’s ability to securely manage their data and computing systems,” said Greg Hoffman, program manager for the Unclassified Remote Hosted Desktop program.



Learning Lamp certified as eco-healthy

Eco-Healthy Child Care has endorsed the Learning Lamp’s child care center in Westmont as an all-around healthy learning environment for the families, children and staff it serves.

EHCC is a national program that partners with child care professionals to ensure child care settings are as happy, healthy, safe and green as possible by reducing children’s exposure to toxins. The program allows parents to choose trusted facilities to provide a comfortable environment for children to develop and learn.  

To become certified as eco-healthy, the Learning Lamp must follow at least 24 of the program’s 30 best practice techniques and is subject to random on-site assessments.

The center must adhere to EHCC’s guidelines for maintaining a healthy indoor and outdoor atmosphere, which includes checking for harmful chemicals like lead, mercury and radon, as well as pesticides and other toxins. The EHCC also requires centers to check for air quality and proper storage of recycling and garbage.

To learn more about eco-healthy child care at the Learning Lamp, call 262-0732 or visit www.thelearninglamp.org.