May 9, 2023

Trends from the 2023 RSA Security Conference

By Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO  The RSA 2023 Conference was a gala affair of security companies demonstrating their cutting-edge services.  I saw four key trends to which Federal agencies should pay attention, if they aren’t already.  XDR: eXtended Detection and Response —…
April 27, 2023

Kanban Best Practices to Elevate Client Services

By Tige Nishimoto, TCG Agile Capability Lead As Agile practitioners know, one of the more popular lean-workflow management methods is Kanban. Kanban helps visualize work, maximize efficiency, and improve continuously. Work is represented on Kanban boards, allowing users to optimize…
February 27, 2023

Zero Trust, NIST Recommendations, and Cloud Freedom

by Robert Buccigrossi Recently (1/25/2023), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and National Security Agency released an advisory that warned of a “widespread cyber campaign involving the malicious use of legitimate remote monitoring and management (RMM) software.” Targeting RMM software…
February 8, 2023

Sharpen the Agile Saw: 3 Simple Ways to Get Started

If projects are going as planned – steady, consistent sprint burndowns with quality, predictable deliverables – is it really necessary to sharpen the Agile saw? Yes. All blades dull eventually, and if you wait too long to care for essential…
January 5, 2023

Sustainability Reporting is Important for GovCons: How a B Corp Cert Can Help

Certified Benefit Corporations (B Corps) will be given a boost when competing on the upcoming OASIS+ Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), based on the latest draft issued by the General Services Administration (GSA). While the accreditation is only worth one out…
November 8, 2022

Rapid Prototyping in the Federal Sector: Finding the Right Solutions Faster

Natural disasters. Swings in financial markets. New cybersecurity threats. The world moves quickly but technological change in the Federal sector often does not.  Federal agencies need development methods that allow them to pivot quickly, explore new ideas with less investment,…
November 1, 2022

Infinitely Scalable: FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System

The FCC Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) enables the public to submit comments on FCC proceedings. It is an important tool for the FCC’s rulemaking process, allowing the public to have a voice in developing the rules that affect the nation’s…
September 1, 2022

Four Keys to Successful O&M for a Growing Shared Service

As shared services grow and increase their customer base, the complexity of operations and maintenance (O&M) grows with it. A larger and more diverse user base comes with higher expectations and the likely need for 24/7/365 availability. Minor changes can have…
May 31, 2022

A Key Component to the Success of the Small Agency/IT Contractor Relationship: Cultural Understanding and Agility

Small agencies and bureaus manage billions of dollars and have missions integral to Federal government operations and services for the citizens of the United States. While Cabinet-level Departments often have tens of thousands of employees, the vital work done by…
May 18, 2022

Six Key Factors for Small Agencies Moving to the Cloud

Smaller agencies contemplating or engaged in migrating systems to the cloud have different concerns than larger agencies do. Limited IT resources, already heavily loaded with managing current systems and infrastructure are matched by limited budgets. At the same time, smaller…