Looking back at 2021 and what it has meant for Macro Solutions and our community of clients, partners, and employees, evokes a range of thoughts and sentiments. As CEO, I am proud of the work that Macro has done to help the federal government solve its...

Intelligent automation technologies offer significant value to federal government agencies, if implemented strategically. The latest shiny new technology may claim to support unlimited automation opportunities – built and deployed with ease – but it’s rarely that simple. This is especially true when applying intelligent automation...

When I founded Macro Solutions more than 20 years ago, information technology (IT) was a male-dominated domain. The opportunities for women were few and far between. Today, things have changed. Still, there’s a long way to go toward equity and diversity in the workplace –...

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, the value of application modernization in the federal government came into sharp relief. Those agencies that invested in cloud-based, user-focused services were well positioned to respond to the demands of the pandemic, ensure continuity in the delivery of citizen services,...

2020 was a year fraught with events that laid bare many weaknesses and inequalities in our societal models. This includes structural racism, gender and income inequality, unemployment, and a digital divide – some because of the pandemic, others exasperated by it. Achieving a level playing field...

There is a broad awareness that the federal IT portfolios—and our thinking about how to manage them—is changing. In most federal institutions, mission and business systems of record are laden with technical debt. The  cost of servicing that debt constrains the opportunity to redirect budget...

Like many other previously inviolable principles in the world of federal information technology (IT), the conventional wisdom surrounding how application development projects can and should be managed is being upended. Increased adoption of Agile processes and other innovations related to geographically distributed collaboration have rendered the...

In our previous blog post we provided an overview of a digital services delivery model we refer to as the Continuous Value Office (CVO). A CVO is a next-generation approach to providing consistent, standardized delivery of as-a-service offerings. In this blog, we dive deeper into...