Why actuaries are important to your agency's financial success

Friday - 4/12/2013, 2:12pm EDT

Stephen Goss, chief actuary at the SSA, explains why actuaries are an important part of financial management at agencies.

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If you thought actuaries were so boring they make accountants seem exciting, think again. Actuaries work throughout the federal government.

As part of our special report, Rise of the Money People, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp interviewed Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss about his work and how it can help federal agencies improve their financial planning and save money in the process.