March 14, 2019

GSA Touts Shared Services as the Next Wave of IT Modernization

As reported by MeriTalk, GSA Director Emily Murphy spoke yesterday to the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, and much of what she said focused on the potential for shared services to modernize federal IT and…
January 30, 2019

A TBM Maturity Model for Federal Agencies

It has only been two budget cycles since the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO) at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) changed the IT budgeting process to be based on Technology Business Management (TBM)…
January 22, 2019

Divide and Serve — TCGers Volunteer Their Time to Serve Organizations Across the DC Metro Area

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday reminds us of the importance of serving the community and lending a hand where we can. Over the holiday weekend, TCG had two Charity Sprees in flight — one at the Maryland Science Bowl and…
January 16, 2019

5 Ways Contractors Can Manage a Government Shutdown

800,000: that’s how many Federal workers are currently subject to the government shutdown. It’s often identified as a quarter of the federal employee workforce. According to some estimates, there are 3.7m contractors. A quarter of that is 925,000 — as many as…
November 29, 2018

TCGers Lend Their Helping [Coding] Hands to a Local Nonprofit

By day, TCGers develop complex applications and web tools that helps government address socio‐economic issues and serve communities nationwide. By night (and sometimes on the weekends), TCGers basically do the same thing. For the past several months, a group of TCGers…
November 8, 2018

TCG Takes to the Streets at the “Out of Darkness Walk” with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. For every suicide death, there have been 25 attempts. Around 45,000 people commit suicide each year — roughly 123 suicides a day. With these alarming statistics, it’s no wonder…
November 6, 2018

The Shared Services Management Model

At 25 years old, we tend to think we know everything in the universe. While our younger selves might have been mistaken, TCG’s 25 years of supporting multiple federal shared services have certainly taught us a thing or two. The Shared…
November 1, 2018

Creating A Happy Remote Workplace

by Daniel Turner TCG was built on the idea that telecommuting is more productive and leads to happier employees than a typical office‐set workforce. However, building a remote workforce that keeps employees happy is fraught with challenges. In August’s edition of the…
October 4, 2018

Putting Families First, TCG and Other Business Leaders Launch the Businesses Advancing National Paid Leave Website

A longtime advocate of universal paid leave legislation, TCG President Daniel Turner is proud to join with the National Partnership for Women & Families and other business leaders in launching the Businesses Advancing National Paid Leave website, www.advancingpaidleave.org. This new website…
August 14, 2018

Ready or Not, Here it Comes: Prepare for Technology Business Management

What is TBM? IT supports most aspects of a modern organization’s performance but it’s historically been difficult to correlate IT investments to business outcomes. Technology Business Management (TBM) is a way to address that challenge. TBM is an expense and budgeting framework…