July 22, 2005

EmergingTechnology.gov

Via a newly-found friend, Alice Marshall of the Presto Vivace Blog and GCN, I see that NIST has launched a new site, ET.gov, to help increase adoption of reusable components. I was wondering when something like this would crop up.…
July 18, 2005

Accelerating Grants Streamlining – NGP paper #1 released!

The first NGP White Paper, Accelerating Grants Streamlining: Furthering the Recommendations of GAO’s Grants Streamlining Report, was released a few hours ago.  I’m the co-chair of the NGP White Paper Series Committee and the team did a really fantastic job…
July 14, 2005

NGP White Paper #1 – phew!

So after a flurry of activity, I think the NGP’s first white paper, Accelerating Grants Streamlining, is pretty much done! I wrote about it before on the blog, and will post the final paper here too once I have permission…
July 6, 2005

Google! – grants and open source

I spotted this post on Slashdot about some old Google pages that are available on WayBackMachine.com, which is an archive of Internet sites and web pages. One of the pages in the archive is the old About Google! page, and…

NasBackup and the amazing Butch

TCG has a bunch of staff spread across the country. This presents a number of technical challenges for data security and corporate data integrity. We’ve put in place measures such as our VPN, which has created an internal "LAN" that’s…

Implementing GAO’s grants recommendations

A few of us in the National Grants Partnership (NGP) are putting together a white paper titled "Accelerating Grants Streamlining: Furthering the Recommendations of the GAO Grants Streamlining Report". GAO’s April report regarding grants streamlining made several recommendations [links to…

GSA: “Tell us if you’re open”

According to FCW, GSA wants vendors on their Schedule 70 contract to "identify  the open standards their products support." This is a fantastic idea. If you’ve ever reviewed a vendor’s GSA Schedule contract, you’ll know that picking apart the specifications…

New Blog, New Corporate Blogging Policy

At company meetings and email discussions, we realized that we had many opinions and ideas that we simply kept to ourselves.  Therefore, TCG has decided to open a corporate blog so that we could share our thoughts on our areas…