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PART 2: STRATEGIES AND TACTICS FOR WAGING THE FIGHT
Financial accountability, transparency and efficiency make up the mission objective of the federal chief financial officer. CFOs across government are moving full force to tackle some of the longest-standing financial issues with huge potential upside including: clean audit opinions, excess federal property, and grants management. In Part 2 of our special report, Rise of the Money People, Federal News Radio examines the strategies and tactics being employed by CFOs waging the financial fight.

From islands to log cabins, agencies struggle to offload excess property

The process of disposing of properties that have outlasted their usefulness to the government continues to vex agencies. As part of the special report, Rise of the Money People, Federal News Radio examines why the government has struggled with real-property management and the reform efforts on the table that could help make a difference.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 06:00am EDT
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Photo Gallery: Feds hang 'For Sale' sign on unconventional properties

As part of Federal News Radio special report, Rise of the Money People, we take a deep-dive look into the properties owned by the federal government and the challenges it faces in offloading excess properties. You won't believe some of the unconventional properties the government still owns.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 03:35am EDT

CFOs relying more on data, managing risk to find budget efficiencies

A new Federal News Radio survey finds agency financial managers have moved up to the next level and are using information and performance metrics to inform their decision making. Respondents say they are finding ways to use data to find efficiencies. Workforce training, retaining and hiring are among their top priorities. The survey is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 04:37am EDT
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Shared services becoming new normal in financial modernization

When it comes to saving money, shared services providers are the new "it" thing. As part of the special report, Rise of the Money People, Federal News Radio gets the inside scoop from the head of the Interior Business Center.

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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Column: Three steps to make it out of the impenetrable (financial) fog

President Thomas Jefferson spoke of the impenetrable financial fog the federal government found itself under in 1802. Unfortunately, some things never change. Former Labor Department CFO Sam Mok says there are three steps the new director of the Office of Management and Budget should take to begin making a difference in this arena.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 05:57am EDT

Does a bad audit really affect agency operations?

Bob Dacey, the chief accountant at the Government Accountability Office, helps Federal News Radio answer this question as part of our special report, Rise of the Money People.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 01:18pm EDT
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Experts discuss DoD's challenges in reaching a clean audit

Former DoD Deputy CFO Al Tucker and Asif Khan from the Government Accountability Office join Francis Rose on this week's edition of Pentagon Solutions to discuss the challenges DoD has in reaching a clean audit by 2017.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:15pm EDT
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How much cash can an efficient grants program save at your agency?

Tim Lawler, director of the grants management practice at Grant Thornton and former director of financial management at the FAA, tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how the grants process can be streamlined at agencies.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:49pm EDT
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HHS tries to put dent in $65 billion in improper payments

Kay Daly, the assistant inspector general for audit services at Health and Human Services, tells Federal News Radio why HHS has made so many improper payments and what the agency is doing to fix the problem.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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