August 27, 2021

Data Visualization Tool Helps Team Achieve DevSecOps

The DevSecOps approach is intended to ensure that security is built into the entire lifecycle of an application and that the responsibility for security is shared among different teams. Currently though, most government agencies split responsibility for IT between application,…
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…
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…
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…
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 academic data center…
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 Treasury to collect information…
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 share their…
February 9, 2017

MCC Powers Change Across the World

An Infographic Some stories are best told with pictures. Here’s how the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) reimagined their IT infrastructure to improve their grantmaking process and the quality of life in communities around the world. Click the image to expand.…
January 3, 2017

Federal Shared Services that Accelerate Government

MAX.gov is a prime example of how a product, designed as a shared service with interagency collaboration, can be retooled to accomplish extraordinary goals for government. Initially created to support the federal budget submission process, MAX.gov is a suite of tools that facilitate collaboration, information…
October 5, 2020

Accelerating Apportionments: Customizing Agile Project Management Tools for Non-Technical Users

Budget Apportionment Using Jira Federal budgeting is complex, workflow-driven, and relies on timely exchange of information among many people. This is particularly true of the Apportionment process, which requires agencies to gather data from across bureaus and departments to complete…