August 30, 2012

TCG’s Judith Turner to Chair NGMA Technology Committee

TCG vice president Judith Turner has been named the new chairman of the National Grants Management Association’s (NGMA) Technology Committee. Judith also serves on NGMA’s Board of Directors. The first job of the technology committee will be to review the…

Mobile Browser Detection and Redirects

Responsive web design is a great thing.  It lets you use a single URL for phone/table/desktop browsers and give each user an experience optomized for their device. Sometimes though, you need to present fundamentally different web content to an iOS or Android…
August 7, 2012

Four Years in a Row: Lisa Alferieff is TCG’s Latest Rising Star Award Winner!

Hats off to TCG Chief Operating Officer Lisa Alferieff who has been selected by Federal Computer Week as a 2012 Rising Star award winner! The Rising Star award program recognizes top public and private sector employees who have made an early—and…
July 30, 2012

NIH Awards CIO-SP3 SB Prime Contract to TCG

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Technology Assessment and Acquisition Center (NITAAC) has awarded TCG a 10-year contract with a ceiling of $20 billion to provide health IT and other IT-related support services under its Chief Information Officer-Solutions & Partners 3 Small Business (CIO-SP3…
July 20, 2012

Oracle Nightmare: Recovery With Missing Redo Files

Here’s a mistake you only do once: delete Oracle’s flash_recovery_area thinking that you can save space.  You see, to quickly configure Oracle Backups (here is a great and brief how-to), it’s best to turn on “archivelog”, which instructs Oracle to create transaction…
July 11, 2012

Tech Conference Videos Online

Like many older generation software developers, i.e. the set of programmers over 29, I have a lot of commitments that I can’t put on hold for days at a time.   In my professional life, I have my standard work hours.  Then I usually have one…
July 5, 2012

Board and Card Games in Your Google+ Hangout

If you use Google+ Hangout, you can now play board and card games during your video chat by using the Anywhere Board Games Hangout App.  Kick off ABG in a Google+ Hangout using the following button: It’s in beta and we’re…
June 21, 2012

Automatic recursive commits in CVS for large source trees

TCG has a number of long running projects.  Some of them are still using the CVS revision control system because it is working well for our particular use case and the scope of the project doesn’t justify the cost in moving…
May 23, 2012

Feds Launch Roadmap for a Digital Government

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel today announced that the Federal government has launched a new digital government strategy that will provide a roadmap for using digital and mobile technology to improve government services and provide the American public with greater access…
May 14, 2012

Telework Exchange to Host Complimentary Webcast

The Telework Exchange, an Alexandria-based public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the tangible value of telework and serving the emerging educational and communication requirements of the Federal teleworker community has announced that it will host a complimentary Webcast titled “Ramp Up Your…