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.,…
July 19, 2023

Changes to Atlassian Licensing Could Impact Service. Is Your Federal Agency Prepared?

By Brendan O’Meara, TCG Atlassian Capability Lead Atlassian software provides the foundation for Agile project management, data collection, and knowledge sharing for many Federal agencies. On February 15, 2024, agencies will find themselves without critical Atlassian support for Jira, Confluence,…
July 12, 2023

Open-Source Supply Chain Security: Addressing a Key Challenge

By Robert Bruce, Deputy CTO In January 2022, the developer behind two immensely popular open-source NPM packages — “colors” and “faker” — intentionally disrupted them, citing overwhelming workload. The ripple effects were felt far and wide, causing thousands of projects…
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 —…
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…