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- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Connected Government
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- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Cyber Imperative
- Cyber Solutions for 2013 and Beyond
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
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- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- The Real Deal on Digital Government
- The Reality of Continuous Monitoring... Is Your Agency Secure?
- Veterans in Private Sector: Making the Transition
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PART 4: FUTURE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
The government, as a whole, can't close its books without an audit from the Defense Department — something that has eluded the agency. The goal of auditable records is not an end unto itself, but a key step to creating reliable information on which to make efficient use of taxpayer dollars. The Pentagon started on its path to an unqualified audit seven years ago and is working furiously to make it a reality by 2017. In part 4 of our special report, Federal News Radio answers questions around DoD's Congressionally-mandated requirement for a clean audit, and attempts to devine the secrets for a successful future of government spending and accountability measures.
From shared services and data-driven decision-making, to shrinking budgets and workforces, Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People, tracks the emerging trends in effective financial management at federal agencies, and the possible hurdles that stand in the way of saving even more money.
The Defense Department's attitude toward the importance of auditability has undergone a marked change, but experts believe compliance with its next legal deadline will be a stretch.
Federal chief financial officers have more foresight, insight and hindsight than ever before to make better decisions. But just as important as having these wide-ranging sight lines is how they are being translated down to the program level. Experts say agencies are slowly heading down the path of using data to make better decisions.
Congressman John Mica says his top priority as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations is to cut agency waste, fraud and abuse beyond just the low hanging fruit. Mica's column is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Rise of the Money People.
As the new chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs subcommittee that oversees the federal workforce and government efficiency, Sen. Jon Tester says he will work to improve government services by pushing for better inter-agency collaboration and smarter investments that produce results.