April 10, 2018

Communities for Sharing, Learning, and Growing

By Michael Drescher The American Council for Technology (ACT) and Industry Advisory Council (IAC), also known as ACT-IAC, is a non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology. ACT-IAC provides a forum where government and…
April 3, 2018

Lessons Learned From A Data Center Meltdown

By Al Crowley, Senior Software Engineer at TCG Recently a TCG project, the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC), suffered a week-long outage. It was painful, nerve-wracking, and frustrating for everyone involved. NITRC is hosted in a large third-party…
February 14, 2018

Why TCG Takes the High Road

By Daniel Turner, TCG President In February 2017, TCG endorsed the American Business Sustainability Council’s (ASBC) Principles of a High Road Employer. Why? Because these principles embrace all of the TCG’s core values, such as to be fair, honest, and…
December 18, 2017

Shared Services that Streamline Government Processes

Built from a shared service, as a shared service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Budget Formulation and Execution Manager (BFEM.gov) supports the strategic planning, formulation, and performance management of the federal budget. Initially designed as a tool for the…
August 7, 2017

A Year of Happiness at Work

By Peter Fedders, TCG Employee Happiness Associate There aren’t many companies that dedicate an entire department to employee happiness. Human Resources might throw a birthday party for Janet in Accounting, or Executive Management might put a foosball table in the…
July 17, 2017

Cleaning the Federal Policy House

If You Haven’t Used it in Two…or 15 Years, It’s Time to Throw it Away. On June 15, the White House released Memorandum M-17-26 to agencies, to eliminate, modify, or pause 59 policies that they deemed out of date or…
June 28, 2017

Shared Services Maximize Federal Grants for Discovery Science

The Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) is one of TCG’s longest-running projects and is among the most fruitful government shared services. What started as a small project to create a way for the federally funded neuroscience community to…
April 20, 2017

What is Solid State?

If you’re in the market for a new computer, chances are you’ve came across a laptop or desktop with a specification such as “128GB SSD” or “500GB SSHD.” Let’s discuss what these specifications mean. Solid state technology has been present…
April 11, 2017

White Paper: Drowning in Data – The Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) and its Potential Effects on Government Contracting

It started as a steady drip. In the late 1990s that drip became a steady pour. Today, the government is doing all it can to contain the flood. Data has become ubiquitous to everything we do. Twenty years ago the…
March 27, 2017

Paying for Federal IT Innovation

Like a frugal friend that tracks every penny they spend, the government is constantly looking for ways to save money. The new administration, especially, is eager to find savings. By some accounts, President Trump wants to cut up to $10.5…