April 28, 2010

TCG Supports Intergovernmental Solutions Award Finalist

Intergovernmental Solutions Awards Recognize Programs for Innovation in Intergovernmental Collaboration

Washington, DC, April 28, 2010: 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 Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business’s (BFELoB)  MAX Federal Community is short-listed for the 2010 Intergovernmental Solutions Awards which will be presented at the 30th Annual Management of Change Conference on Monday, May 24th 2010. The awards “recognize IT projects that demonstrate collaboration between two or more government agencies, and innovative use of technology to improve citizen service delivery.”

The MAX Federal Community is the largest collaboration environment in the US government, serving over 30,000 users at 106 US government agencies worldwide. TCG supports the MAX Federal Community with a range of services, including software development, systems architecture and development, and operations and maintenance.

“The MAX Federal Community is an outstanding example of intergovernmental collaboration that demonstrates what technological innovation and good government are all about,” said Daniel Turner, President of TCG. “We are pleased that the ISA judges recognize this and are proud to support the Community.”

The complete list of 15 finalists (in alphabetical order) is as follows:

  • Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business (BFELoB)
    • MAX Federal Community
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • JNET Federated Photo Search
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
    • Connect: An Open-source Software for NHIN-Based Health Information Exchange
  • Department of Homeland Security
    • Disaster Assistance Improvement Program
  • Department of Homeland Security
    • Virtual USA
  • Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
    • Multimodal HazMat Intelligence Portal (HIP)
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    • e‑Rulemaking
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Federalreporting.gov
  • National Academy of Public Administration
    • The National Dialogue on the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review
  • Office of Management and Budget
    • Data.gov
  • State of Kansas, Department of Health and Environment
    • Kansas Vital Statistics Integrated Information System (VSIIS)
  • State of Oregon, Secretary of State, Information Systems Division
    • Oregon Central Business Registry Project
  • State of Washington, Department of Information Services
    • Washington Information System for Architectural and Archaeological Records Data (WISAARD)
  • U.S. Air Force/Department of Defense
    • Lightweight Portable Security (LPS)
  • U.S. Army
    • The Logistics Modernization Program (LMP)

About TCG
TCG 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 $200 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 the Intergovernmental Solutions Awards
Since 2003 ACT-IAC has recognized intergovernmental programs that demonstrate excellence in the management and application of IT resources.  The Intergovernmental Solutions Awards (ISA) are open to federal programs that include a significant intergovernmental component and to state and local programs.  The awards are managed by a committee of government and industry executives chaired by the head of the Intergovernmental Advisory Board.

Winning programs are announced at the annual Management of Change conference and the finalists are invited to exhibit their program at MOC.

About the 2010 Management of Change Conference
The theme of the 30th Annual ACT Management of Change Conference is “Building on 30 Years of Collaboration.” The conference, open to government and industry will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from May 23–25th at the Loews Hotel. For registration and other information, visit www.actgov.orgMOC/2010 or call the ACT/IAC office at 703–208-4800.

About ACT-IAC – Government and Industry IT: One Vision, One Community
The American Council for Technology (ACT) is a non-profit educational organization created by government executives to assist government in serving the public through the effective and efficient acquisition of information technology (IT) resources. ACT provides education, programming, and collaboration opportunities to enhance and advance the government’s IT management and profession. ACT established the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) to provide an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry can collaborate on improving government through technology.

ACT-IAC has been recognized as the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and as an example of how government and industry can work together. For more information, visit www.actgov.org or call (703) 208‑4800.

David G. Cassidy
Vice President
Tel: 202–742-8471