July 29, 2021

Filling a Gap in Federal DevSecOps

Keeping your entire organization focused on security with one data visualization tool. As shown by recent security breaches such as the Solarwinds hack and the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, effectively managing security vulnerabilities is important and difficult. But…
July 27, 2021

The Rise of “Simple” Kubernetes

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Canonical (the organization behind Ubuntu Linux) has just announced MicroK8s (Micro-Kubernetes). Why should we care? Containers Can Make Deployment Easier — Well, speaking as a system administrator, setting up and managing machines is a pain, whether…
July 20, 2021

Using DevOps Principles to Modernize and Migrate a Legacy System to the Cloud

Supporting the NIH funded NITRC project led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, TCG migrated the project website and neuroscience research tool to the cloud in 2020. NITRC is the central hub for neuroimaging scientists to collaborate and share…
June 23, 2021

Agile certifications — what will take you to the next level?

By Tige Nishimoto, TCG Program Manager Scrum Master certification is the most in-demand Agile certification on the marketplace, but it’s quickly becoming table stakes as Agile is expanding beyond IT and DevOps, according to Stephen Townsend, Director for Network Programs…
January 27, 2021

Strategies for Making Agile Process and Design Thinking Work Together

For many years, designers and developers have been debating the compatibility of user-centered design principles and Agile development processes. In 2018, one of the foremost experts on user centered design, Don Norman, said “the new Agile programming methods are very…
October 5, 2020

Using Agile Tools for Complex Workflows Outside Software Development

Jira Software from Atlassian is used by over 65,000 Agile development teams at companies such as Spotify, Cisco, AirBnB, and many others, including TCG. It is the industry standard for planning, tracking, and releasing development projects. It offers capabilities for…
June 19, 2020

BFEM Modernization Improves Efficiency, User Experience, and Accessibility

In May 2020, the Department of the Treasury released a major update to the Budget Formulation and Execution Manager (BFEM.gov). BFEM is a web-based application that enables federal agencies to formulate their budgets and track budget performance measures. The upgrade covered the…
April 13, 2020

No, You Don’t Need Kubernetes for DevSecOps

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO If you google “DevSecOps”, you will find many references to deployment pipelines, and one of the most popular is from AWS (depicted in the diagram on the below). The pipeline involves many quickly evolving technologies…
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 22, 2020

TCG Awarded Department of Labor $110 million Blanket Purchase Agreement to Support Modernization of IT Services for the Wage and Hour Division

Washington, DC — TCG is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) from the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD). The BPA will support the modernization of IT services in three…