This press release was just issued, about yours truly. I just finished my first column for the newsletter, which will appear in February.
DC, January 10, 2006: TCG announced today that David G. Cassidy, Vice
President of the company, has accepted a post on the Advisory Board of Thompson
Publishing’s Federal Grants Management Handbook, the leading publication
for government grants managers and recipients. As a member of the Advisory
Board, Mr. Cassidy will provide input on Federal grants management news, trends,
policies, and guidance, and will publish articles in the Handbook’s
In his role at TCG Mr. Cassidy specializes in the
implementation of enterprise-level e‑grants systems for the Federal government
and provides grants management subject matter expertise to all grants-related
projects. He is the co-chair of the National Grants Partnership’s White Paper
Series Committee and publishes grants management news on the TCG blog (http://blog.tcg.com/tcg/grants_management/).
“The government enables incredible achievements through grant-making,
from rebuilding lives devastated by natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina
to the development of powerful technologies such as the Internet,” said Mr.
Cassidy. “The Federal Grants Management Handbook is grant recipients’ first stop
for timely, accurate guidance on how to obtain and manage these public funds.
I’m excited to work with my fellow Advisory Board members to improve Federal
grants management for the benefit of the nation.”
TCG is a business process and IT advisory services company with a focus
on grants management, bioinformatics, and CMMI mentoring and software
engineering best practices.
TCG focuses on helping government agencies
use the power of the Internet and the Web to better interact with the public,
and to generate internal cost savings and efficiencies. TCG projects have won
awards for their groundbreaking achievements, including piloting the first
inter-agency grants management system, and creating the first inter-agency
government system to receive secure information from the general
TCG was one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in
the United States in 2001, as ranked by Inc. magazine, and has been on
Washington Technology’s Fast 50. The company was SEI-assessed at
Capability Maturity Model Integration Maturity Level 2 in April 2004 and is one
of about 70 companies worldwide to have achieved such recognition of process
Federal Grants Management Handbook
The Federal Grants Management
Handbook is a comprehensive guide to all of the steps recipients must follow to
ensure government-wide compliance with complex administrative requirements for
federal grants. From submitting grant proposals to setting up financial
management systems for payment and reporting to audits and grant closeout, the
Handbook covers every aspect of the grants award and management life cycle and
is thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced for easy use. All of the primary
source documents grant recipients need are included — OMB circulars, Treasury
regulations and other government-wide policies such as lobbying restrictions,
debarment and nondiscrimination. Throughout the Handbook, readers find helpful
compliance tools such as checklists, sample forms and proven methods of grant
management compliance. Newsletters and Handbook updates provide timely news and
analysis. For more information, see http://www.thompson.com/grantsandfunding/index.html.