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Treasury Department News

New governmentwide financial systems on tap

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the Treasury Department should be finished testing and analyzing systems in the next six months. The CFO Council highlights priorities for 2011, and among them is the further reduction of improper payments. Werfel said agencies will begin using the software tool first utilized by the Recovery Board to identify potential problems.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 06:47am EST
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Treasury: End to paper checks

Dick Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary at Treasury, joins the Federal Drive with details on the Treasury's move to paper-less benefits

Monday - 01/03/2011, 10:31am EST
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Security tops IRS challenges in 2011

Russell George, Treasury inspector general for Tax Administration, explained why the focus at IRS has changed from modernization to security.

Monday - 12/20/2010, 05:19pm EST
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Virtualization key for future of Bureau of the Public Debt

IT managers from large agencies and small agencies alike are looking at virtualization to help them save money and streamline processes. On this week"s Ask the CIO program, Kim McCoy, chief information officer at the Bureau of the Public Debt, discussed her agency"s plans in this arena. McCoy told Federal News Radio her agency, along [...]

Sunday - 12/19/2010, 07:02pm EST

New Treasury.gov brings cost-savings, transparency

Treasury's Dan Tangherlini explains the reason behind the website relaunch and move to the cloud.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 04:51pm EST
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Was the financial bailout legal?

The Wall Street Journal reports on the legal debate over TARP.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 03:41pm EST

Treasury moves to cloud, starts blog

The Treasury Department is moving to the cloud and starting an official blog.

Monday - 12/06/2010, 04:43pm EST

IRS phone operations managing call volume

Hear more from TIGTA's Mike Phillips on the IRS's effective phone operations system

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 11:13am EDT
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Cybersecurity and telework make an interesting team

Tight security measures both tighten the leashes of executives, while driving them out of the office.

Monday - 10/04/2010, 11:30am EDT

Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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IRS tries a pilot to make banking better

Treasury says it will launch a new pilot program to help capitalize on tax refund season as an opportunity to provide unbanked and underbanked Americans with access to safe, low-cost financial accounts. Assistant Secretary Michael Barr explains.

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 09:30am EDT
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White House recognizes 8 agencies for leadership in transparency

EPA, NASA and Transportation receive two honors each in different categories. Overall 17 agencies received all green scores on the Open Government dashboard.

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:38pm EDT

Treasury CIO Duffy moving to Justice

After three years at Treasury, Duffy to move back to the agency he spent 15 years at previously.

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:57pm EDT

SIGIR: Defense can't account for $8.7 billion

A report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction shows that insufficient accounting procedures has left DoD unable to account for 96% of the funding it received from the Development Fund for Iraq.

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 06:57am EDT

Savings bonds go all electronic

If you have an allotment to buy U.S. savings bonds through your military pay, you need to take a couple of steps before the U.S. Savings Bond Payroll Savings Plan goes all electronic by the end of August. Joyce Harris, the director of Public and Legislative Affairs at the Bureau of the Public Debt, at the Treasury Department tell us what they are.

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 10:13am EDT
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Column: Gains from long-term Treasurys won't go on forever

Financial markets can make you look really foolish, according to one columnist.

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 12:47pm EDT

TARP team honored as a Sammies finalist

Under enormous pressure, with little time to spare and no playbook to follow, the Treasury Department's newly created Office of Financial Stability (OFS) had to recruit highly qualified staff to administer TARP, build an operation from scratch, negotiate complex agreements to provide hundreds of billions of dollars, and ensure that their decisions were done according to the strict letter of the law and with strong fiscal controls. Timothy Massad, chief counsel, explains how they pulled that off.

Monday - 06/28/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Treasury launches paperless initiative for federal benefits

The Treasury Department is kicking off an initiative to move recipients of federal benefits away from paper payments.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 01:02pm EDT

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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