January 27, 2021

Strategies for Making Agile Process and Design Thinking Work Together

For many years, designers and developers have been debating the compatibility of user-centered design principles and Agile development processes. In 2018, one of the foremost experts on user centered design, Don Norman, said “the new Agile programming methods are very…
December 23, 2020

The SolarWinds Hack and Zero Trust Architecture

By Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO SolarWinds Orion is a popular software system that allows an administrator to monitor your network performance across the company through a central interface. Of course, SolarWinds provides periodic patch updates to Orion. Unfortunately this past March,…
December 18, 2020

Best Practices for ICAM Shared Service Providers

Way back in 1993—a lot of time in internet years—a New Yorker cartoonist created what became one of the most oft-cited memes about cybersecurity. A dog sits at a desktop computer saying to a fellow canine, “On the internet, no one knows you’re…
September 28, 2020

Force Multiplier: A Whole-of-Government Approach with Shared Services

by David G. Cassidy, TCG Vice President America’s needs are organized by function. The country is divided into concerns about national security, the environment, nutrition, commerce, transportation, and many other categories. Americans drive on roads, or buy goods and services,…
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 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…
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,…
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 4, 2020

DevOps: a Top-Level View

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO There are myriad approaches, tools, and goals associated with the term “DevOps”. Inspired by a recent webinar I attended that presented a rather abstract view of DevOps, I went on a hunt for a concise synopsis of the term that covered…