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Financial Management News

Stopping government fraud

Host John Gilroy will talk fraud prevention with Larry Benson, director of Strategic Alliances at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
February 21, 2012

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 10:38pm EST
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GAO: Long-term savings, short-term hurdle in dollar coin switch

The federal government could save $4.4 billion over the next three decades by phasing out the $1 bill with a $1 coin, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. But the cost estimates for the first 10 years actually spell a loss for the government to the tune of $531 million.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 06:19pm EST
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Werfel shares State of the Union for Financial Management

Danny Werfel, controller at the Office of Management and Budget, spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin from the Association of Government Accountants National Leadership conference, where he'll deliver a report on federal finance.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 01:11pm EST
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Three lessons in risk management

The tough federal budget picture is on the minds of lots of people there. Doug Webster, former chief financial officer at the Labor Department and now a partner at CSC, knows how to do that better than most government financial leaders. In 2004, he helped Iraq's new transportation ministry set up and run its billion-dollar budget.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 09:45am EST
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Discretionary Budget Authority 2008-2013

A look at the discretionary budget authority for Cabinet-level agencies from 2008-2013.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 02:19am EST

Congress plays tug-of-war over federal benefits

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins, Senior Writer Sean Reilly,and NARFE Legislative Director Julie Tagen will discuss how government employees will be affected by proposed cuts to the federal budget.
February 15, 2012

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:28pm EST
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Agencies see success in stemming tide of improper payments

Beryl Davis, the director of financial management and assurance issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the findings of a recent report detailing how agencies cut improper payments.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 08:22pm EST
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How will agency tech, financial management initiatives fare in 2013 budget?

Anne Reed, the chairman of the board of ASI Government, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the 2013 budget request and its impact on technology and financial management.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 06:50pm EST
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OMB hangs hopes on new tools to cut $50B in improper payments

The Treasury Department and Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board are preparing to expand the use of new software and analytical applications this year. OMB Controller Danny Werfel said agency progress is coming along, but needs help from Congress to make it easier to share information among agencies.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 10:03am EST
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mHealth: Transforming the face of health service delivery

Hear firsthand from Dr. Mwendwa Mwenesi and Dr. Michael Cowan how mHealth is providing accessibility and affordability in global healthcare.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:10pm EST
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Financial planning for the new year

Joseph Sullender, vice president of investments at the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo, talks about what you need to do to get your financial house in order.
January 30, 2012

Monday - 01/30/2012, 06:25pm EST
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GAO releases update to auditing standards

Jim Dalkin, director of financial management and assurance issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the updated auditing standards and what it means for GAO's work.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:17pm EST
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DoD's audit goals achievable, Congressional inquiry finds

A special House panel finds DoD's audit plan is credible, but successful implementation will depend on commitment of Defense components and future leaders.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:24am EST
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Agency CFOs feel strain of impending budget cuts

Agency chief financial officers and deputy CFOs said their top three priorities and challenges all revolve around improving how their agency manages spending, according to an exclusive online survey by Federal News Radio. Agencies expect the 2013 budget request to include significant cuts in across-the-board discretionary spending. CFOs and deputy CFOs also said they are concerned whether their workforces are adequately trained to meet the job's growing demands.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 03:45pm EST
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What's in store for feds in 2012?

National Treasury Employees Union president Colleen M. Kelly and Federal Times reporters Sean Reilly and Andy Medici will discuss some of the big issues affecting government workers.
January 18, 2012

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 09:30pm EST
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SEC inspector general leaving post after 4 years

The inspector general for the Securities and Exchange Commission is leaving his position after four years, during which he put the agency under harsh scrutiny and exposed serious lapses in detecting or pursuing major fraud schemes.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 08:50pm EST

Cutting Costs, Not Missions

How can agencies reduce inefficiencies and redundancies without significantly impacting their core missions? Hear what Robin Lineberger, John Powers and JoAnne Boutelle have to say about Merger, Acquisition and Restructuring strategies to aid Federal leaders.

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 03:00pm EST
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Treasury to end paper savings bonds

Beginning Jan. 1, the department will discontinue paper U.S. savings bonds in favor of an all-electronic format. The move has been planned for a number of months, but Treasury "reiterated" the move this week with an announcement on its website and a timeline presenting the 76-year history of the bonds.

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 06:47pm EST

Federal financial report is in, but GAO offers no opinion

Robert Dacey, the Government Accountability Office's chief accountant, breaks down the reasons why GAO was unable to render an opinion on the federal government's consolidated financial report.

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 10:02am EST
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GAO cannot give opinion on federal government's finances

The Government Accountability Office said it cannot render an opinion on the federal government's 2011 consolidated financial statements due to "widespread material internal control weaknesses, significant uncertainties, and other limitations," according to a GAO release.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 01:36pm EST
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