August 7, 2017

A Year of Happiness at Work

By Peter Fedders, TCG Employee Happiness Associate There aren’t many companies that dedicate an entire department to employee happiness. Human Resources might throw a birthday party for Janet in Accounting, or Executive Management might put a foosball table in the break room,…
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the White House released Memorandum M-17–26 to agencies, to eliminate, modify, or pause 59 policies that they deemed out of date or unnecessary.…
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…
April 20, 2017

What is Solid State?

If you’re in the market for a new computer, chances are you’ve came across a laptop or desktop with a specification such as “128GB SSD” or “500GB SSHD.” Let’s discuss what these specifications mean. Solid state technology has been present since the 1950s.…
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 constrained…
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…
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 25, 2017

Employee Benefits for Real People Living in the Real World

Good news: The economy is getting better. As of November 2016, unemployment is down to 4.6% nationwide, and 3.7% in the DC metro area – where it was before the Great Recession. This also means that job candidates can be…
January 19, 2017

Why We BHAGed

Explained in a Positively Distinct Video   Is BHAGing a thing? Is it BHAGing or bhaging? It may sound vulgar but we swear it’s pure, unadulterated awesome. A BHAG – a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal — as defined by business guru Jim Collins…
January 10, 2017

Using Data for Positive Change

When personal computers were first introduced, people demanded easy-to-understand user interfaces and software that would explain what it does and help them use it more effectively. The answer from many programmers was, “It’s hard to make it easy.” The same…