August 4, 2020

For Shared Services, Effectively Scaling Up and Quality Customer Service are Symbiotic

While Federal agencies have historically struggled to find shared services that meet their needs, OMB’s focus on Quality Service Management Offices (QSMOs) is making effective changes. Efforts to establish more robust shared service marketplaces with clearly identified options for customers,…
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…
June 30, 2020

Black Lives Matter

TCG supports the Black Lives Matter movement. TCG supports the protests against police violence. TCG demands that we individually and as a country recognize and reject America’s racist past and present, in education, in health outcomes, in criminal justice, in policy,…
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 27, 2020

TCG’s Strategy for Offsetting and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

As a Certified B Corp, TCG is committed to doing good in the community and the world. Making this commitment meant that we had to carefully examine the environmental impact of our company, particularly our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. As…
March 16, 2020

Will the Internet Handle Everyone Telecommuting?

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO On Facebook, someone asked me if the Internet would handle the increased traffic caused by everyone staying at home and telecommuting. I found that question to be fascinating and did some quick research. Here’s an extended…
March 10, 2020

Faster OpenVAS Vulnerability Scanning

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO OpenVAS is a system vulnerability scanner that checks visible ports, services it can access for known exploits, and high level web threats (like cross-site script vulnerabilities and improper file access). The TCG Tech Team uses it…
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 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…
January 13, 2020

Can Machine Learning Solve Your Problem?

By Robert Buccigrossi, TCG CTO Machine learning (ML) is all over the news. It can beat humans at Go, but has caused a backlash grading Utah students’ essays. So what problems can we effectively solve by an ML system right now?…