September 14, 2020

Enter Date: “Next Tuesday” and Why RPA is Overhyped

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Imagine going to a website, typing “Next Tuesday” into a date field, and it works. This magical capability already exists and is provided by a built-in PHP function called “strtotime”. Why doesn’t everyone use strtotime? Because, it’s…
August 19, 2020

3 Tips for a Successful Shared Services Partnership

By Brendan O’Meara, TCG Partner Engagement Manager Shared services establish “partnerships” with customers, in recognition that the service exists to serve customers’ needs and will be improved in concert with customers’ evolving requirements. So partnerships are foundational to every Shared…
August 13, 2020

Managing Cloud Spending is a Challenge; Here Are Some Ways Agencies Can Improve

By Daniel Proctor, TCG Data Analyst Over the last ten years, spending on cloud services has increased across federal agencies. In 2010, OMB made cloud computing an essential part of government’s plan to modernize IT and IT management, and early…
August 4, 2020

For Shared Services, Effectively Scaling Up and Quality Customer Service are Symbiotic

While Federal agencies have historically struggled to find shared services that meet their needs, OMB’s focus on Quality Service Management Offices (QSMOs) is making effective changes. Efforts to establish more robust shared service marketplaces with clearly identified options for customers,…
July 13, 2020

“End of Support” Does Not Mean “End of Life” for Open Source Projects

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Long-term support for AngularJS by Google will end July 2021. As a response, trade magazines and blogs lamented AngularJS’s end of life. Developers questioned Google about the security ramifications. Excellent guides appeared on how to transition…
June 30, 2020

Black Lives Matter

TCG supports the Black Lives Matter movement. TCG supports the protests against police violence. TCG demands that we individually and as a country recognize and reject America’s racist past and present, in education, in health outcomes, in criminal justice, in policy,…
April 13, 2020

No, You Don’t Need Kubernetes for DevSecOps

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO If you google “DevSecOps”, you will find many references to deployment pipelines, and one of the most popular is from AWS (depicted in the diagram on the below). The pipeline involves many quickly evolving technologies…
March 27, 2020

TCG’s Strategy for Offsetting and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

As a Certified B Corp, TCG is committed to doing good in the community and the world. Making this commitment meant that we had to carefully examine the environmental impact of our company, particularly our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. As…
March 16, 2020

Will the Internet Handle Everyone Telecommuting?

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO On Facebook, someone asked me if the Internet would handle the increased traffic caused by everyone staying at home and telecommuting. I found that question to be fascinating and did some quick research. Here’s an extended…
March 10, 2020

Faster OpenVAS Vulnerability Scanning

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO OpenVAS is a system vulnerability scanner that checks visible ports, services it can access for known exploits, and high level web threats (like cross-site script vulnerabilities and improper file access). The TCG Tech Team uses it…