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Treasury Department News

Treasury CIO Duffy moving to Justice

After three years at Treasury, Duffy to move back to the agency he spent 15 years at previously.

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:57pm EDT

SIGIR: Defense can't account for $8.7 billion

A report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction shows that insufficient accounting procedures has left DoD unable to account for 96% of the funding it received from the Development Fund for Iraq.

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 06:57am EDT

Savings bonds go all electronic

If you have an allotment to buy U.S. savings bonds through your military pay, you need to take a couple of steps before the U.S. Savings Bond Payroll Savings Plan goes all electronic by the end of August. Joyce Harris, the director of Public and Legislative Affairs at the Bureau of the Public Debt, at the Treasury Department tell us what they are.

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 10:13am EDT
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Column: Gains from long-term Treasurys won't go on forever

Financial markets can make you look really foolish, according to one columnist.

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 12:47pm EDT

TARP team honored as a Sammies finalist

Under enormous pressure, with little time to spare and no playbook to follow, the Treasury Department's newly created Office of Financial Stability (OFS) had to recruit highly qualified staff to administer TARP, build an operation from scratch, negotiate complex agreements to provide hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure that their decisions were done according to the strict letter of the law and with strong fiscal controls. Timothy Massad, chief counsel, explains how they pulled that off.

Monday - 06/28/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Treasury launches paperless initiative for federal benefits

The Treasury Department is kicking off an initiative to move recipients of federal benefits away from paper payments.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 01:02pm EDT

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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OMB to change how agencies implement financial management

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 05:38pm EDT
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Exclusive: OMB to propose major changes to financial management systems

Draft memo obtained by Federal News Radio calls for stopping new and ongoing modernization and development programs until OMB can review them. OMB also would dole out funding on a quarterly basis for ongoing projects to ensure they are meeting milestones.

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 05:22pm EDT
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GSA, DHS approve first governmentwide cyber provider

AT&T receives an authority to operate its cybersecurity services under the Networx telecommunications contract. Agencies now can purchase these services to meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 06:38pm EDT
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Cyber chief Schmidt set to name senior director

Cybersecurity provisions stuffed in Defense Appropriations bill, Cyberattack hits Treasury Credit Union

Friday - 05/28/2010, 08:30am EDT

Causey Awards: Neil Barofsky says mission matters

In his office, he swears in new employees, is in charge of the CFC campaign, and even made vegetarian chili for the CFC campaign chili cook-off. And that's NOT when he's being the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Meet Causey Award winner, Neil Barofsky.

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 09:49am EDT
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Neil Barofsky, SIGTARP

Neil Barofsky is one of seven winners of Federal News Radio's 2010 Causey Awards. He built the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Protection Program, from two people to 100 people in one year, doubling his staff every two months by calling upon experienced folks from every agency.

Friday - 05/21/2010, 03:38pm EDT
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Neil Barofsky Nomination

Neil Barofsky, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, was nominated for a Causey Award for building the TARP office from the ground up.

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 06:05pm EDT

SAMMIE Finalist reassured while averting disaster

His conviction that the Treasury's debt office was on the verge of disaster much like 2005 when the Federal Emergency Management Agency was ill-equipped to handle Hurricane Katrina led him to push for a complete overhaul of the risk management tools used to issue the national debt. Meet Karthik Ramanathan: SAMMIE finalist.

Monday - 05/17/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Agencies finding added value in open government

Several bureaus say transparency and knowledge management initiatives complement each other. Federal Transit Administration using similar approach for open government strategy as it did to create a knowledge management culture.

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Dept. of Treasury websites hacked

Dell CEO calls for collaborative effort to secure the Internet, USAF unveils Cyberspace Badge

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 08:30am EDT

Feds learning sustainability begins with them

OPM, GSA, Interior hold fair in Washington to educate employees about being greener. GSA administrator Johnson says it takes a collaborative approach to be more efficient. OPM director Berry calls for more telework to save energy.

Friday - 04/23/2010, 06:58am EDT
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OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Treasury goes green, saves green

Treasury will require individuals receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans, Railroad Retirement and Office of Personnel Management benefits to receive payments electronically. Dick Gregg, the acting fiscal assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, explains.

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 10:30am EDT
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