May 1, 2007

TCG to Support USDA’s Lean Six Sigma Grants Process Initiative

Complements the GMLOB initiative; modernizes and streamlines grant business processes

Washington, DC, May 1, 2007: TCG, a leading government technology strategy and IT company, announced today that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the company a contract to provide program management services for the Lean Six Sigma Grants Process (LSGP) initiative.

Under this contract, TCG will apply Lean Six Sigma techniques to analyze USDA’s grants business processes, develop a needs assessment, support organizational transformation and transition, improve customer satisfaction, and align with the Grants Management Line of Business (GMLOB).

“The LSGP initiative is vital to USDA’s grants management business,” said Daniel A. Turner, President of TCG. “First, it has strategic importance through its goal of modernizing the Department’s grants processes and aligning them with the GMLOB. Second, it will demonstrate the value of Lean Six Sigma techniques by applying them to grant-making, one of USDA’s most important missions. Our experience in other agencies shows that this kind of work has the potential to significantly improve government operations, and we are delighted that USDA has placed such faith in our company and consultants.”

The work will be performed by TCG’s Washington, DC, office and will be supported by T3 Technologies, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business. TCG is engaged in GMLOB alignment and systems development projects elsewhere in the government, and will draw upon that experience to provide best value to USDA. The company is quickly becoming known for its GMLOB alignment specialization, and presented some of its best practices at the National Grants Management Association Conference in April 2007. For more information on that conference, see http://www.ngma.org.

About TCG
TCG (Turner Consulting Group, http://www.tcg.com), a Washington, DC-based company, is a business process and IT consulting company with a focus on grants management and scientific community support.

TCG helps government agencies use the power of the Internet and the Web to better interact with the public, and to generate internal cost savings and efficiencies. TCG projects have won awards for their groundbreaking achievements: TCG piloted the first inter-agency grants management system, and created the first inter-agency Web-based government system to receive secure information from the general public.

TCG was one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the United States in 2001, as ranked by Inc. magazine. The firm has been on Washington Technology’s Fast 50. The company was SEI-assessed at Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 2 in April 2004.

For more information, contact David G. Cassidy on 202–742-8471 or david.cassidy@tcg.com, or see http://www.tcg.com.

About the US Department of Agriculture
The mission of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science and efficient management. The USDA further supports production agriculture; promotes an affordable, nutritious, and accessible food supply; cares for agricultural, forest, and range lands; supports sound development of rural communities; provides economic opportunities for farm and rural residents; expands global markets for agricultural and forest products and services; and works to reduce hunger in America and throughout the world.

For more information, see http://www.usda.gov.