May 15, 2019

New Resources to Roll‐out and Mature TBM at Federal Agencies

The General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Education (ED) recently published a TBM Playbook, calling for seven activities they consider key to starting a successful TBM program. The playbook is a compilation of best practices and lessons learned from rolling out TBM…
May 3, 2019

Moving Past Compliance to Getting Real Value From Your TBM Program

The federal Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) policies established in 1996 were a great first step toward understanding and managing IT investments. But just as government’s use of technology has evolved over the past 23 years, so have the policies…
April 30, 2019

Shared Services Gets Needed Governance in New Memo M-19–16

by Dave Cassidy, Vice President OMB has given federal shared services a renewed boost with memo M-19–16, Centralized Mission Support Capabilities for the Federal Government. While there’s plenty of new ideas in this memo, and it rescinds a ton of older guidance…
April 29, 2019

Spree (n): An Unrestrained Indulgence in or Outburst of an Activity

  TCG Sprees had a fast start in 2019. The first event of the year was a Charity Spree at Arlington National Cemetery. TCGers volunteered to help clean up thousands of wreaths that are placed at veterans’ gravestones in mid‐December. Six TCGers…
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 22, 2019

TCGers Plant Seeds to Reap Future STEMers

Spring is in the air! Beneath our feet, microbes called streptomyces release chemicals as they awaken and warm up. Pollen germination is activating and hydrating and pollen tube emergence has started. And, obviously, it’s also FAIR season! Last year, TCGers…
March 21, 2019

Infographic: Helping Senior Executives File Their Financial Disclosures

Among the checks and balances of our democracy is the vetting process that senior leaders in the Federal Government undergo. Every appointee is carefully vetted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and sometimes the Office…
March 14, 2019

GSA Touts Shared Services as the Next Wave of IT Modernization

As reported by MeriTalk, GSA Director Emily Murphy spoke yesterday to the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, and much of what she said focused on the potential for shared services to modernize federal IT and…
January 30, 2019

A TBM Maturity Model for Federal Agencies

It has only been two budget cycles since the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO) at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) changed the IT budgeting process to be based on Technology Business Management (TBM)…
January 22, 2019

Divide and Conquer Serve — TCGers Volunteer Their Time to Serve Organizations Across the DC Metro Area The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday reminds us of the importance of serving the community and lending a hand where we can. Over the…