Awards Recognize Programs for Advancing the Business of Government through Technology
Washington, DC, January 31, 2012: TCG, a leading government technology strategy and IT advisor, announced today that one of the government programs that the company supports is a finalist for a prestigious government IT award.
The Department of the Treasury’s Budget Formulation and Execution Manager (BFEM) program is short-listed for the 2012 Excellence.Gov Awards, which are sponsored by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). BFEM is a finalist in the Excellence in Enterprise Efficiencies category. The overall winner in each of the six categories will be announced at the awards luncheon, which is open to the public, on March 13, 2012. The list of finalists and registration information is available on the ACT-IAC web site.
The BFEM program is a multi-agency project operated by Treasury’s Bureau of the Public Debt. It consists of two primary components: the first is the BFEM system itself, which allows Federal agencies to produce their annual budget requests; the second is the BFEM Program Management Office, which works with BFEM customers, stakeholders, and support providers to ensure the efficient development, operation, and implementation of the system for its customers. Together these two aspects streamline the budget formulation process for agencies by transforming a paper-bound process into an electronic system of record, and by helping agencies benefit from best practices drawn from across the government. This innovative web-based approach saves time, reduces errors, and saves taxpayer dollars. TCG supports the BFEM program with a range of services, including program management, business analysis, program implementation, systems architecture and development, and operations and maintenance.
“Programs like BFEM are improving government performance while saving money, which supports TCG’s goal of saving US taxpayers $1 billion by 2016,” said TCG President Daniel Turner. “We’re elated that the judges recognize BFEM’s value, and we are proud to provide support to this important program.”
TCG (https://stage.tcg.com) is an award-winning small business that specializes in tailored information technology solutions and advisory services with a particular focus on grants management, collaboration platforms, and budget formulation and execution. TCG transforms information technology infrastructures and inconsistent processes to integrated environments built on reusable functionality, consistent business processes, and interoperable infrastructures. The multiple awards that TCG and its clients have received demonstrate the benefits of using best practices such as CMMI, ITIL, and PMBOK to meet complex technology and management needs.
TCG’s company goal is to save the US taxpayer $1 billion by 2016. So far the company has saved the government in excess of $265 million by automating once-costly processes, using time-saving and money-saving processes in developing code, helping the government restructure its business processes, and paying careful attention to the company’s own expenses on contracts.
About ACT-IAC and the Excellence.Gov Awards
The American Council for Technology (ACT) (http://www.actgov.org) is a non-profit educational organization established in 1979 to assist government in acquiring and using information technology resources effectively and efficiently. Working with all levels of government, ACT provides education, programming, and networking opportunities that enhance and advance the government IT profession.
In 1989 ACT established the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to bring industry and government executives together to exchange information, support professional development, improve communications, and build partnership and trust, thereby enhancing government’s ability to serve the nation. ACT and IAC work together to provide an objective, professional and ethical forum where government and industry leaders can collaborate on addressing common issues towards a shared vision.
ACT-IAC created the Excellence.gov Awards in 2001 to acknowledge and recognize government programs that use information technology (IT) to advance the business of government in an effective, efficient and innovative manner. Any government program that is operational and uses IT may submit a nomination. The nominations are reviewed by a panel of judges with representatives from both government and industry.
David G. Cassidy