March 10, 2020

Faster OpenVAS Vulnerability Scanning

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO OpenVAS is a system vulnerability scanner that checks visible ports, services it can access for known exploits, and high level web threats (like cross-site script vulnerabilities and improper file access). The TCG Tech Team uses it…
March 4, 2020

DevOps: a Top-Level View

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO There are myriad approaches, tools, and goals associated with the term “DevOps”. Inspired by a recent webinar I attended that presented a rather abstract view of DevOps, I went on a hunt for a concise synopsis of the term that covered…
January 23, 2020

Yes, You Can Run Docker AND Virtualbox on Windows 10 Home

By Al Crowley, TCG Principal Engineer Running Docker containers on a Windows 10 PC has been difficult for the last few years. It’s even more difficult if you want to run VirtualBox virtual machines (VM) at the same time. A casual Google…
January 13, 2020

Can Machine Learning Solve Your Problem?

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Machine learning (ML) is all over the news. It can beat humans at Go, but has caused a backlash grading Utah students’ essays. So what problems can we effectively solve by an ML system right now?…
January 2, 2020

What’s the Process for Filling Senior Level Positions in Federal Government?

The Presidential appointment process has gotten a lot of attention from the press lately for a variety of reasons. Understandably so, the path to getting appointed to senior office can be quite complex, depending on the role a nominee is seeking. Among the…
December 19, 2019

A Review of Successful Applications of Machine Learning in Government Tech

Over the past several months the TCG R&D lab has been investigating how federal agencies can successfully utilize artificial intelligence (AI), and more specifically machine learning to meet their mission objectives. Machine learning can be described, in layman’s terms, as…
December 10, 2019

Healthier, Safer Code with Static Analysis

By Al Crowley, TCG Principal Engineer Sometimes good people do bad things. Occasionally a person even commits an API key to a public GitHub repository. Once in a while, that person is you—but last month that person was me. The good news is…
October 31, 2019

Baby Sharks, Home-Run Dance Parties, and Gov’t Contracting? Lessons on Culture from a World Series Champion

by Peter Fedders, Employee Happiness Associate All Major League Baseball clubs use analytics these days, and none more than the Houston Astros. The Astros fired most of their scouts and replaced them with data- and video-based analysts. And it worked…
October 17, 2019

The Future of RPA in Government (As We See It)

The TCG R&D Lab has been working on identifying use cases for Robot Process Automation (RPA) and the challenges of RPA implementations. RPA is an emerging technology with the ability to automate workflows. It appears to have applicability throughout the…
September 25, 2019

Who says Shared Services are Only for Back Office Functions?

by Dave Cassidy, Vice President The consensus answer is: almost everyone. The problem is that almost everyone is wrong. By eliminating duplicative work and saving taxpayer’s money, federal shared services can have a huge impact on modernizing IT in the federal…