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Financial Management News

IG: DHS must improve recovering improper payments

The Homeland Security Department is complying with federal improper payments legislation, but the department can do more to recover improper payments, according to the DHS IG.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:16pm EDT

Army's payroll problems threaten auditability goals, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office will release a report this morning detailing problems with the Army's payroll system challenges that threaten the Defense Department's ability to be audit-read

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 11:03am EDT

Labor Dept. announces new tool to stem improper payments

Jane Oates, the assistant secretary of employment and training administration at DoL, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss details of the department's new program.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 06:28pm EDT
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What McCain's budget block means for DoD programs

Dov Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to explain what this block will mean for defense budgeting and which programs might be affected.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 05:45pm EDT
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OMB's pause of financial systems had little effect on cost, schedule

GAO reviewed the administration's implementation of the July 2010 memo calling for a government-wide review of financial management projects. Auditors found about half of the projects said there was no change in cost and three-quarters said their schedule remained the same.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:08pm EDT
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Navy puts laser focus on audit readiness

Gladys Commons, assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller, said the Navy hopes to have its Statement of Budgetary Resources audit-ready by the end of 2013, ahead of the Defense Department's deadline.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 02:31pm EDT
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Transportation IG: FAA has made improvements in reporting jobs data under Recovery Act

Lou Dixon, the principal assistant inspector general for auditing and evaluation at the Office of the Inspector General for the Transportation Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent IG report on how FAA reported jobs data under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 07:36pm EDT
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GAO duplication report a 'scorecard' of agency progress

The Government Accountability Office recently reported on 51 areas in which the federal government could cut, streamline, or otherwise reduce duplication. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report.

Monday - 03/12/2012, 08:57pm EDT
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Keeping America Safe: The New Defense Strategy

DOD officials have announced their plan for a proposed $614 billion budget in Fiscal Year 13 - and planned spending reductions of $487 billion over a decade. What is the impact on the New Defense Strategy moving forward? Hear the latest insights from former National Security Advisor, General Jim Jones, USMC (Ret), General Chuck Wald, and former Chairman of the House Government Reform Committee, the Honorable Tom Davis.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 11:46am EST
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CMS eyes $370M goal in stemming improper payments

Jon Blum, the deputy administrator and director for the Center of Medicare at CMS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's new goal of stopping $370 million in improper payments.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:46pm EST
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DHS unification still high risk 9 years later

A check-up of how well the Homeland Security Department is unifying its 22 agencies finds the patient getting better, but still weak. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examined the agency's acquisition, human resources and financial management systems. While DHS has a roadmap for improvement, it may not have the tools to implement it.

Friday - 03/02/2012, 01:57pm EST
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Budget, financial management key DoD issues

Al Tucker, the executive director of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, joined Pentagon Solutions for an hour-long discussion of the Defense Department's accounting, budget and financial matters.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:56pm EST
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GAO: Work needed to correct errors in TARP financial statements

Gary Engel, GAO's director of financial management, says the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Stability, which implements TARP, still needs to establish a mechanism for effective implementation of its review and approval process for preparing its financial statements.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 12:12pm EST
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GAO: EPA has $2B in unobligated Superfund money

Carolyn Yocom is the director in GAO's health care practice.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 09:46am EST
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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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