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Financial Management News

Improper payments reform bill to see ROI

The bill builds on a series proposals on improper payments, said Linda Springer, former OMB comptroller.

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 04:23pm EDT
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Estate planning

Marc Levine, a principal of Handler-Levine, joins host Bob Leins to talk about the lifetime documents that you should have for your family's well-being.
October 24, 2011

Monday - 10/24/2011, 07:33pm EDT
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FEMA's attempts to recoup improper payments set off new problems

FEMA has recovered just $3 million of $643 million in potentially improper disaster relief aid since Hurricane Katrina. But its attempts to recoup the money are setting off one senator and threatening to erupt into a public relations snafu.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT
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Senate committee passes bills on improper payments, whistleblower protections

The new bill, passed in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, would require more consistent reporting of improper payments by federal agencies.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 02:45pm EDT

Panetta wants full accounting of money in, money out by 2014

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants the department to have at least part of its books ready for audit well in advance of the Congressionally-mandated 2017 deadline. The edict could prove challenging for some components of DoD.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 05:24am EDT
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What's wrong with EPA's budget management?

David Trimble, director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO, discussed some of the recommendations to fix EPA's budget management.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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Civil service reform, COLAs and Medicare Part B

Host Mike Causey is joined by Federal Times editor Steve Watkins, and NARFE retired benefits director David Snell.
October 12, 2011

Wednesday - 10/12/2011, 09:44pm EDT
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A comprehensive financial planning checklist

Hosts Bob Leins and John Elliot are joined on by certified financial planner Nick Onder.
October 3, 2011

Monday - 10/03/2011, 10:48pm EDT
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Lynn: DoD focused on cybersecurity, auditability

Outgoing Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said the biggest change at the Defense Department during his tenure was the increased focus on cybersecurity.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 06:06pm EDT
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DoD still has work ahead to be auditable by 2017

The Government Accountability Office is looking at the progress the Pentagon is making.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:31pm EDT
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How independent are agency IGs?

The GAO's reports evaluates the independence of inspector generals in government.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:53pm EDT
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What's next for the U.S. Postal Service?

Federal Times Editor Steve Watkins and senior writer Sean Reilly will talk about the future of the U.S. postal service, and NARFE legislative director Daniel Adcock will discuss the changes that Congress wants to make to your retirement benefits.
September 21, 2011

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 10:12pm EDT
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Agency accountants fight fraud in government

AGA President Relmond Van Daniker joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the conference, the intersection of fraud and technology and how federal managers can also benefit from better fraud-detection efforts.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:11am EDT
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GAO praises DoD audit plans, questions implementation

In reports and testimony to Congress, the Government Accountability Office finds DoD has built a credible plan to meet a Congressionally-mandated full financial audit by 2017. However, the audit agency is skeptical the military branches will be able to implement the plan in time.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 05:13am EDT
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Air Force at risk of missing financial audit deadline

The Navy and Army told the House Armed Services Committee they were on track to meet the 2017 deadline to have clean financial audit. The Army Corps of Engineers already achieved the goal and the Marine Corps is well on its way as well.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 07:47pm EDT

Agency financial systems still deficient

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee found agencies manually input data into grants, contracts and loan systems. The committee also said at least 10 agencies don't have good oversight of the data quality.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 03:19pm EDT

Pentagon puts 'faith' in achieving clean audit by 2017

Subhead: The Defense Department said preparing for an agencywide financial audit by 2017 is a good way to make sure every dollar counts in this budget climate. It is putting resources into training administrators and trying to improve its technology systems.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 06:47am EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Gansler on the shrinking DoD budget

Jacques Gansler is the former undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 04:55pm EDT
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Senators press DoD for info on contractor overpayments

A bipartisan group of senators is urging the Defense Department to release information on contractor debt collection after the department's Inspector General report found deficiencies in DoD's debt collection practices.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 04:27pm EDT
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