July 27, 2023

Celebrating the Anniversary of the ADA

One of the most important pieces of Civil Rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, was signed into law on July 26, 1990. We want to honor the anniversary of that legislation by highlighting the work of Justin Dart Jr.,…
June 1, 2023

Leveling Up Lowers Big Truck Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that over twenty thousand people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the first half of 2022. Fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck (gross vehicle weight rating of more…
May 15, 2023

Best Practices for Implementing PPBE Tools and Platforms

Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) processes in the Federal government are markedly different from the corporate performance management processes (CPM), which are standard in the private sector. Agencies’ varied organizational structures, reporting obligations, and legal requirements create unique challenges…
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 —…
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…
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…