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GAO examines Navy, Marines financial management

Asif Khan joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent GAO report examining those services' financial-management issues.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 08:18pm EST
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DoD plans more formalized training for financial managers

The Pentagon has standardized, course-based training and certification programs for its acquisition workforce. DoD's CFO wants comparable standards for the department's financial management community.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 08:30am EST
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Coburn report identifies nearly $7B in wasteful government spending

Among the report's outline of wasteful spending were more than $35 million in wasteful spending on political conventions, $14 million on an Air Force green construction project that was victim to "poor planning," and $4.68 billion identified by the final report of the Commission on Wartime Contracting on contracting waste in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 11:02am EST

Financial troubles leading cause of security clearance loss

Holly Petraeus, director of the consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Office of Servicemember Affairs, says bad credit rating, the rough housing market and poor financial management are just a few of the issues that military personnel face.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 07:39am EST

Johnson: GSA testbed of energy efficiency, savings

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Martha Johnson, administrator for the General Services Administration.
December 13, 2011(Encore presentation December 27, 2011)

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 10:28pm EST
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Education wants to put financial management in the cloud

The agency has released an RFI asking for infrastructure and platform-as-a-service options.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 04:21pm EST

Senate wants new legal deadline for DoD audits

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has told DoD he wants it to be ready for a partial audit by 2014. The Senate this week is considering taking that goal and making it law.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 11:04am EST
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Update on GSA's SmartPay program

Host Mark Amtower is joined by David Shea, director of GSA's Office of Charge Card Management. They will discuss how agencies use the SmartPay 2 charge card program.
November 21, 2011(Encore presentation December 12, 2011)

Monday - 11/21/2011, 08:20pm EST
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23 of 24 agencies get financial audit opinions

For the first time in 20 years, audits reviewed and gave an opinion for every civilian agency. Only DoD doesn't have a qualified or clean audit opinion.

Monday - 11/21/2011, 03:11pm EST

Are agency CFOs up for budget battles?

By and large, federal budget managers remain satisfied with their jobs, said Jonathan Stehle is the president of the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis. The next challenge is better linking performance data with the budgeting process, he said in an interview on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Friday - 11/18/2011, 06:06pm EST
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Leadership from the top, well-trained workforce are key to DoD audits, experts say

The Pentagon faces an uphill climb in getting ready for an audit of its consolidated financial statements by 2017, outside experts said Thursday. Nonetheless, the goal is achievable if the push is sustained by future secretaries of Defense.

Friday - 11/18/2011, 10:54am EST
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How agencies cut $18B in improper payments

The White House says federal agencies stopped nearly $18 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2011. Danny Werfel, controller at OMB, explained how agencies did it.

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Agencies cut improper payments by $18 billion

Most of the fiscal 2011 reductions came from the departments of Education, Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The administration also announced new steps aimed at improving how agencies use suspension and debarment to deal with unreliable contractors and grant recipients.

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:36pm EST
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House bill targets fraud and abuse in Medicare

Reps. John Carney (D-Del.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) introduced a bill today that aims to fight waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 02:47pm EST

Open season, Medicare part B, and job cuts

Host Mike Causey will talk about the big issues facing federal employees with NARFE's David Snell and Federal Times staff writer Stephen Losey.
November 9, 2011

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 09:50pm EST
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Public Managers versus the Wikis

Dr. Mergel discusses the managerial, cultural, behavioral, and technological issues that public managers face in starting and maintaining Wikis

Monday - 11/07/2011, 11:52am EST
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DoD budget planning systems plagued by inefficiencies

Asif Khan, director of Financial Management and Assurance Issues at the Government Accountability Office, outlines some of the challenges the Pentagon faces in order to become auditable by 2017.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 05:42pm EDT
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OMB, Congress to put grant-making process under more scrutiny

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he will hold hearings to see how to make the federal grant process more transparent. The administration merged two existing boards into a new Council on Financial Assistance Reform to improve the grant-making process. HHS awarded a $32.4 million contract for IT services for grants.gov portal.

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:20pm EDT
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GAO examines government's fiscal health

Susan Irving, director for Federal Budget Analysis at GAO, shared the findings from the GAO report, "The Federal Government's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: Fall 2011 Update."

Friday - 10/28/2011, 07:29pm EDT
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DoJ IG: Conference muffins didn't cost $16

Last month, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice said the agency spent too much money on conferences, citing $16 muffins as an example. Today, in a revised report, the IG said the muffins didn't actually cost that much.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 04:58pm EDT
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