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Legislation could spur XBRL use in government

Officials in the federal financial management community are continuing to watch for progress in the adoption of XBRL -- Extensible Business Reporting Language -- in financial management systems in the government. XBRL allows for the management and presentation of large "datasets" of financial and economic data on the World Wide Web.

Tags: management , technology , XBRL , Joe Kull , Price Waterhouse Coopers , Danny Werfel , OMB , Max Cacas

Thursday - 04/01/2010, 06:54am EDT

Accountability? There's a dashboard for that!

One of the hottest trends in the government is the rise of the "dashboard". White House officials tout the success of the "IT Dashboard", for example, in helping identify ineffective IT programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Several members of the federal accounting community recently offered their thoughts about the new dashboards.

Tags: management , technology , dashboards , Zack Gaddy , DFAS , KPMG , Ira Goldstein , GAO , Deloitte , Clifton Williams , Grant Thonrton , IRS , Max Cacas.

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 06:52am EDT

Mass. Comptroller gives Feds thumbs up on stimulus reporting

One of the biggest complaints about the federal economic stimulus bill signed into law by President Obama a year ago was that it burdened states with onerous financial reporting requirements to account for spending on local stimulus projects. But now, in an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, the Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has kudos for federal officials who are working with states to track stimulus spending.

Tags: management , stimulus , ARRA , Massachusetts , Martin Benison , OMB Danny Wurfel , GAO , Max Cacas

Friday - 02/19/2010, 06:54am EST

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.

Tags: Relmond Van Daniker , waste, fraud and abuse , internal control and fraud conference , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 09/19/2011, 09:11am EDT

Nevada premiers easy-to-read Recovery report

Nevada has become the first state to issue their own scaled-down, citizen-centric stimulus report.

Tags: mngt , recovery reporting , , Nevada , Kim Wallin , technology

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 10:48am EDT

AGA web bonus: training of future accountants is critical

The Association of Government Accountants recently held their Eighth Annual National Leadership Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (February 18-19, 2010). AGA's National President Billy Morehead, spoke with Federal News Radio' Jane Norris about his mission for the AGA. As the only association President that is also an academic, (Chair of the Division of Accountancy for Delta State University) Morehead has made it his mission to work with students and prepare them for financial management careers in Federal, State and Local Government. He says that AGA has been talking with the Federal Government about establishing a robust intern program. And that on the job training, is a necessary ingredient for establishing a successful career path.


Friday - 02/19/2010, 07:00am EST
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