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Treasury Department News

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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New FBI unit hauls in cash and criminals

A new Washington FBI field-office unit has agents working exclusively on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and may be able to pay for itself. Details from Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Division

Friday - 04/16/2010, 09:40am EDT
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OMB to set new real property policy

Controller Danny Werfel says agencies have been developing inventories and now it's time to get rid of unneeded real estate. OMB also preparing to kick off cloud computing certification program. And administration's performance management portal under development.

Tuesday - 04/13/2010, 06:52am EDT
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Treasury's OFIT squelches the FSIO rumor

The director of the new Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation at Treasury, Adam Goldberg, busts a myth for Federal News Radio. He says his office won't be taking on the work of the old Federal Systems Integration Office.

Monday - 04/12/2010, 11:10am EDT
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Agencies count on federal financial managers

In the federal government, they wield spreadsheets, strive for "clean audit opinions", and are the first line of defense in accounting for the spending of taxpayer dollars. "They" are the top federal CFOs and financial managers, and yesterday, they met here in Washington to discuss their profession.

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 07:07am EDT
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OMB taking a deeper look at data centers

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will sign a memo requiring agencies to do another, more detailed survey of their data centers. Agencies also are working on a department-wide plan to consolidate these buildings.

Friday - 02/26/2010, 02:15pm EST
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Where the Money Flows

Wednesday - 04/22/2009, 09:28am EDT
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