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Financial Management News

Reorganization and Restructuring in Government presented by Deloitte

The next five to 10 years may represent a once-in-a-generation period of challenges and opportunities for the Federal government. The question isn't whether or not your organization will be affected by the shifts but whether or not your organization will be out in front of them.

Reduced budgets combined with unchanged - or more complex - missions have resulted in increasing workloads, which have sent agencies searching for ways to leverage limited resources while striving to improve mission performance. So, how can agencies reduce inefficiencies and redundancies without significantly impacting their core missions?

Monday - 07/23/2012, 02:25pm EDT
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Government accountants issue advice to Treasury to help clean up its books

After a year-long study, the Association of Government Accountants issued a report suggesting a dozen changes and steps that would improve how the U.S. Treasury Department tracks government-wide revenue, spending and the federal deficit.

Monday - 07/23/2012, 11:59am EDT
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DHS management failures threaten terrorism prevention, experts warn

Longstanding problems with integration put DHS' mission to protect the country at risk, former leaders and lawmakers said. Nine years after it was created, the department still struggles to make its many components and agencies work as one.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 03:36pm EDT
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Agencies sitting on $70B in unspent funds, report finds

A congressional report released today outlines $70 billion of unspent federal dollars that could have helped disaster victims, spurred highway construction and fund education programs.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 09:30am EDT

What's next for feds?

NARFE president Joseph Beaudoin and Federal Times reporters Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about a wide variety of issues affecting federal workers.
June 6, 2012

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 10:24pm EDT
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Innovation: The Federal Frontier

With increased budget constraints, how can agency leaders engage in new and existing innovations that encourage effective collaboration between the public and private sector? Tune-in as CÚsar Hidalgo, Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab and JR Reagan, Principal, Deloitte & Touch LLP discuss innovation and its role in the Federal government.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 04:38pm EDT
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OMB directs agencies to use evidence-based budgeting

The White House wants to take a more evidence- based approach to budgeting. That means agencies will have to show a return on the investment on their programs, with more successful programs being more likely to receive funding.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 01:41pm EDT
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Fed salaries, USPS, and more

Host Mike Causey will talk about several issues affecting federal workers with Bill Bransford, general counsel of the Senior Executives Association and Steve Watkins and Stephen Losey of the Federal Times.
May 23, 2012

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 08:09pm EDT
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Senators call for GSA chief to look at PBS structure

In a letter to Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini, a bipartisan group of senators called for an evaluation of the structure of GSA's Public Buildings Service, tying it to the wasteful spending of the Las Vegas scandal.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 02:49pm EDT

Senators digging into GSA conferences in all regions

Two high-ranking senators requested information about conference travel and spending in all GSA regions in a detailed letter on Friday.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 03:30pm EDT

Financial regs return to forefront; Defense budget hits the floor

On this week's Capital Impact show, BGOV economic analysts Nela Richardson and Christopher Payne examine JP Morgan's unexpected $2 billion derivatives loss. Plus, BGOV Defense Analyst Robert Levinson and Congressional Analyst Loren Duggan outline the FY2013 Defense Authorization bill.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 06:17am EDT
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Senators probe GSA financial controls after conference scandal

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave the acting GSA administrator 21 days to answer 41 multi-part questions about the agency's efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse following the now infamous Western Regions Conference. Senators also recommended the agency review all other recent GSA conferences for possible problems.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:38am EDT

The ABC's of the TSP

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elloitt discuss the Roth TSP and whether the plan is right for you.
May 7, 2012

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 12:07am EDT
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Telework: A Federal View

Is your agency utilizing the hidden benefits of Telework? Learn how Telework supports transparency, cost reduction and collaboration in government, with Naomi Leventhal, leader of Deloitte's Workforce Flexibility initiative and Jim Reidy, leader of the Real Estate and Location Strategy practice at Deloitte.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 01:14pm EDT
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Do Not Pay tool makes agencies 'smarter' about payments

Danny Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, told In Depth with Francis Rose the newly launched Do Not Pay tool makes agencies smarter about making payments.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 10:40pm EDT
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House-backed DATA Act, increases transparency, caps agency spending

On a voice vote, the House backed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, known as the DATA Act. The legislation would establish uniform standards for all recipients to report federal money and set up a single website where average Americans could search for information on how government agencies, departments and other recipients spend federal funds.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 01:32pm EDT

Data analytics help agencies spot problems, trends in operations

A forthcoming report by the Association of Government Accountants outlines how federal agencies can best use data analytics to spot trends, problems in operations or evidence of fraud.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 09:47am EDT
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Congress to take on billions in duplicative programs

A bipartisan team in the House and Senate introduced legislation on Monday to take on "wasteful" duplication in the federal government. The bill would create a "duplicative score" for all bills introduced to Congress, similar to a potential cost estimate

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 05:32pm EDT

Financial firms to shell out billions under Dodd-Frank law

Soon, financial institutions will have to spend billions of dollars to comply with the Dodd-Frank law. Cady North, a policy analyst for BGov, discusses the findings of the Bloomberg Government report: "Financial Firms to Pay $60 Billion in Dodd-Frank Fees by 2022."

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 10:17am EDT
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McCaskill bill would add new rules for agency conferences

The Accountability in Government Act would require agency leaders to sign off on any conference costing more than $200,000.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 06:00pm EDT
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