January 13, 2020

Can Machine Learning Solve Your Problem?

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Machine learning (ML) is all over the news. It can beat humans at Go, but has caused a backlash grading Utah students’ essays. So what problems can we effectively solve by an ML system right now?…
January 2, 2020

What’s the Process for Filling Senior Level Positions in Federal Government?

The Presidential appointment process has gotten a lot of attention from the press lately for a variety of reasons. Understandably so, the path to getting appointed to senior office can be quite complex, depending on the role a nominee is seeking. Among the…
December 19, 2019

A Review of Successful Applications of Machine Learning in Government Tech

Over the past several months the TCG R&D lab has been investigating how federal agencies can successfully utilize artificial intelligence (AI), and more specifically machine learning to meet their mission objectives. Machine learning can be described, in layman’s terms, as…
December 10, 2019

Healthier, Safer Code with Static Analysis

By Al Crowley, TCG Principal Engineer Sometimes good people do bad things. Occasionally a person even commits an API key to a public GitHub repository. Once in a while, that person is you—but last month that person was me. The good news is…
October 31, 2019

Baby Sharks, Home-Run Dance Parties, and Gov’t Contracting? Lessons on Culture from a World Series Champion

by Peter Fedders, Employee Happiness Associate All Major League Baseball clubs use analytics these days, and none more than the Houston Astros. The Astros fired most of their scouts and replaced them with data- and video-based analysts. And it worked…
October 17, 2019

The Future of RPA in Government (As We See It)

The TCG R&D Lab has been working on identifying use cases for Robot Process Automation (RPA) and the challenges of RPA implementations. RPA is an emerging technology with the ability to automate workflows. It appears to have applicability throughout the…
September 25, 2019

Who says Shared Services are Only for Back Office Functions?

by Dave Cassidy, Vice President The consensus answer is: almost everyone. The problem is that almost everyone is wrong. By eliminating duplicative work and saving taxpayer’s money, federal shared services can have a huge impact on modernizing IT in the federal…
August 12, 2019

A New TCGer Attends His First Spree… And Survives. This Is His Story.

By Hunter Heath For several months now, my coworkers have encouraged me to attend a TCG Spree. They stressed that, as one of the more than 50% of TCG personnel who telework at least two days per week, it’s extremely important…
August 7, 2019

Gas, Grass, and Gables — TCGers Kick-off Park Beautification Projects

At TCG’s Annual All-hands Meeting we reviewed the past year and our goals for the coming year. Among the initiatives planned for this year is a focus on beautifying our national, state, and local parks. Parks face threats from pollution, climate…
July 15, 2019

Our High Road Story So Far…

Last year, TCG made a pledge to be a High Road Employer. A High Road Employer supports a set of principles developed by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) that encourages businesses to better serve their employees and the world around them by making…