February 9, 2017

MCC Powers Change Across the World

An Infographic Some stories are best told with pictures. Here’s how the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) reimagined their IT infrastructure to improve their grantmaking process and the quality of life in communities around the world. Click the image to expand.…
January 10, 2017

Using Data for Positive Change

When personal computers were first introduced, people demanded easy‐to‐understand user interfaces and software that would explain what it does and help them use it more effectively. The answer from many programmers was, “It’s hard to make it easy.” The same…
January 28, 2015

Nina Preuss, Mover and Shaker, to Talk NITRC at NIH

Coming soon to NIH’s Building 50, room 1328/1334 — Nina Preuss! Marvel as she talks about how “Researchers Openly Share Tools and Data for Neuroimaging Research”! Gasp when she describes the Neuroimaging Informatics and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC)! Cheer when it…
October 8, 2014

Grants Reporting Stymied by Lack of Grants Reporting

How can agencies use data they already collect to meet OMB reporting requirements if they aren't collecting it because OMB's requirements aren't clear? Chicken, meet egg.
February 14, 2014

COFAR Answers Frequently Asked Questions

Who asks these questions?
January 15, 2014

Guidance on Uniform Guidance: Learning What’s in the Supercircular

If you are involved in grants or grantmaking in any capacity, you know that the Office of Management and Budget has attempted to bring together all those pesky federal regulations, rules, advisories, and guidance notices; standardize them; and publish them in…
July 16, 2013

BHAG Update: TCG Nears Halfway Point toward Goal of Saving U.S. Taxpayers $1 Billion

TCG is nearing the halfway point of its big hairy audacious goal (BHAG) to save U.S. taxpayers $1 billion by 2016. So far TCG has saved the government in excess of $429 million by automating once‐costly processes, using time‐saving and…
May 16, 2013

TCG Participates at NGMA’s 35th Annual Grants Training Conference

TCG recently participated as one of the exhibitors at the 35th Annual Training Conference of the National Grants Management Association (NGMA), which was held May 5–8, 2013, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. With 34 grants management engagements…
May 14, 2013

They’re Here to Help

Site visits are for grantees, not federal agencies, says National Science Foundation officials. Last week at the National Grants Management Association Annual Meeting a session on virtual site visits — using shared desktops, conference lines, and videoconferencing — had an underlying…
February 14, 2013

Millennium Challenge Corporation Awards Software Development Contract to TCG

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)—a U.S. government foreign aid agency that supports investments in developing nations across the world to enhance economic growth and reduce poverty—has awarded TCG an order under the CIO‐SP3 Small Business Government‐Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for…