November 29, 2021

Improve Data Quality, Save Time, Save Money in the Budget Process with OneStream Software

by Heather Lazo Budget formulation processes in the Federal Government are composed of quantitative data and narrative information that are gathered from across an agency and its bureaus. Issues in the formulation process and in creating and formatting justifications submitted…
November 10, 2021

Integrated DevSecOps with separate Federal Dev and Ops contractors? Yes, it can be done.

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO DevSecOps offers great potential for improving Federal IT practice by integrating development, security, and production performance as shared goals of a single IT team. The overall philosophy is that a unified team will naturally embrace practices…
November 9, 2021

Will We Make the Sprint? Simulate it with Monte Carlo!

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Piquing My Interest – When I read the title “How to replace estimations and guesses with a Monte Carlo simulation”, I got really excited: Of course I would love to learn how to avoid project estimation! While the…
October 12, 2021

5 Ways Small and Midsize Businesses Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

A recent study by Pew Research found that 80% of citizens in advanced economies are willing to make changes to the way they live and work to fight climate change. This is great news! As a B Corp and a company committed to…
August 25, 2021

Cybersecurity Executive Order will Topple our Industry’s House of Cards

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO On May 12, 2021, the Biden Administration released the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. This directive seeks “bold changes and significant investments” to “protect and secure” the Federal Government’s computer systems by:…
August 18, 2021

Dreaming of a “Zero Dependency” Tech Stack

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Recently, there has been a pattern forming in my journal reading: How did web development become so bizarrely complex? – Discussions on the explosion of framework, team personnel, and technologies for a “simple” website Web…
July 29, 2021

Filling a Gap in Federal DevSecOps

Keeping your entire organization focused on security with one data visualization tool. As shown by recent security breaches such as the Solarwinds hack and the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, effectively managing security vulnerabilities is important and difficult. But…
July 27, 2021

The Rise of “Simple” Kubernetes

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Canonical (the organization behind Ubuntu Linux) has just announced MicroK8s (Micro-Kubernetes). Why should we care? Containers Can Make Deployment Easier — Well, speaking as a system administrator, setting up and managing machines is a pain, whether…
April 13, 2021

Why it Pays to Invest in Employee Happiness

Of late, the U.S. workforce has experienced a series of events that has assuredly impacted morale and, therefore, productivity. Some companies may regard investments in employee wellbeing as an unnecessary expense. TCG regards investments for employees as investments in the wellbeing…
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…