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…
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,…