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 18, 2021

Dreaming of a “Zero Dependency” Tech Stack

by Dr. Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Recently, there has been a pattern forming in my journal reading: How did web development become so bizarrely complex? – Discussions on the explosion of framework, team personnel, and technologies for a “simple” website Web…
July 13, 2020

“End of Support” Does Not Mean “End of Life” for Open Source Projects

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Long-term support for AngularJS by Google will end July 2021. As a response, trade magazines and blogs lamented AngularJS’s end of life. Developers questioned Google about the security ramifications. Excellent guides appeared on how to transition…
January 23, 2020

Yes, You Can Run Docker AND Virtualbox on Windows 10 Home

By Al Crowley, TCG Principal Engineer Running Docker containers on a Windows 10 PC has been difficult for the last few years. It’s even more difficult if you want to run VirtualBox virtual machines (VM) at the same time. A casual Google…
December 10, 2019

Healthier, Safer Code with Static Analysis

By Al Crowley, TCG Principal Engineer Sometimes good people do bad things. Occasionally a person even commits an API key to a public GitHub repository. Once in a while, that person is you—but last month that person was me. The good news is…
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…
June 24, 2015

NITRC Wins HHS Innovates “Biggest Bang for the Buck”

NIH saves $35m through TCG’s innovation in neuroscience data sharing The Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC), an NIH project supported by TCG, has been lauded as a Health and Human Services (HHS) IDEA Lab “HHS Innovates Award” winner. Recognized…
March 16, 2012

Every Project Needs a Cat … or Why CMMI Works For Me

When the cat is away, the mice will play. Earlier this month, TCG was re-confirmed as a CMMI Level 2 organization. Many people look at the CMMI documentation and think that it is a lot of overhead, but that’s not the way I see…
June 29, 2010

Contractor Teaming Arrangement Blanket Purchasing Agreement – One-Stop Shopping for IT Services