August 25, 2021

Cybersecurity Executive Order will Topple our Industry’s House of Cards

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO On May 12, 2021, the Biden Administration released the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. This directive seeks “bold changes and significant investments” to “protect and secure” the Federal Government’s computer systems by:…
August 13, 2020

Managing Cloud Spending is a Challenge; Here Are Some Ways Agencies Can Improve

By Daniel Proctor, TCG Data Analyst Over the last ten years, spending on cloud services has increased across federal agencies. In 2010, OMB made cloud computing an essential part of government’s plan to modernize IT and IT management, and early…
April 25, 2019

What’s the Process for Creating Federal IT Policy?

Managing more than $80 billion of IT investments across 26 agencies is no small feat. Using sophisticated tools such as ITDashboard.gov, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) works with agencies to collect vast amounts of data and uses…
August 14, 2018

Ready or Not, Here it Comes: Prepare for Technology Business Management

What is TBM? IT supports most aspects of a modern organization’s performance but it’s historically been difficult to correlate IT investments to business outcomes. Technology Business Management (TBM) is a way to address that challenge. TBM is an expense and budgeting framework…
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the White House released Memorandum M‑17–26 to agencies, to eliminate, modify, or pause 59 policies that they deemed out of date or…
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 government was…
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 trillion…