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USPTO CFO: The job's challenge makes it fun

When the economy is down, the Patent and Trademark Office receives fewer patent applications. Anthony Scardino, CFO of USPTO explains why that makes it hard to predict what managers should commit from the discretionary funds.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , CFO , Anthony Scardino , USPTO , CR , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 11:08am EST
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HUD CFO: the job is harder than it looks

As CFO for HUD, Doug Criscitello is responsible for overseeing the financial management practices that ensure the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development meets the needs of the housing community. He tells Federal News Radio that's not so easy.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , HUD , CFO , Doug Criscitello

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 10:08am EST
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Agencies struggle to make data transparent

The Office of Management and Budget wants to expand the use of Extensible Business Reporting Language to expand access to structured data. However, the technology to ensure widespread adoption still has a way to go. But two pilots with industry shows it can be done.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , Danny Werfel , FDIC , SEC , XBRL , financial management , Data transparency , Max Cacas

Friday - 09/24/2010, 07:05am EDT
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OMB redefines federal financial health

The head of the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Financial Management said the federal audit community has a powerful new tool to battle improper payments and fraud. Danny Werfel said for most citizens, battling improper payments may even trump the accounting community's holy grail of a clean audit opinion.

Tags: management , improper payments , OMB , Danny Werfel , audits , Max Cacas

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:41am EDT
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AGA examines multiple changes for accountants

Learn more about their conference.

Tags: management , contracting , Relmond Van Daniker , DorobekInsider

Monday - 07/12/2010, 05:02pm EDT
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Technology helps auditors connect the dots

A government accounting industry group spearheads development of a breakthrough in converting audit records from one proprietary format to another making the data searchable and easier to analyze. The new technique will make it possible for databases of information previously untouchable by contemporary software techniques to be mined and analyzed for new information on federal government grant spending.

Tags: technology , accounting , PWC , Joe Kull , HHS , XBRL , Mark Logic , OMB , A-133

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 07:20am EDT
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Performance management on agencies' front burners

President Obama has said publicly that he is a big fan of performance management, and wants to blend its practice into the day-to-day operation of the Federal Government. But what does that mean for feds who are tasked with actually making the wheels of government turn every day? The Association of Government Accountants convened a conference to discuss performance in government.

Tags: management , Department of Transportation , Linda Washington , OPM , CHCO Council , Al Reynolds , Treasury Department , CFO Council , Mike Duffy , CIO Council , Rich Beck , Department of the Interior , Performance Improvement Council , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 06:39am EDT
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OMB's Werfel outlines future for financial managers

The Obama Administration is mapping out its plans for significant changes in federal financial management. Yesterday morning, the White House's top financial manager outlined those plans for his government colleagues in an appearance at the Willard Hotel.

Tags: management , OMB , Danny Werfel , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 07:19am EDT
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What should be next for the Recovery Act?

AGA's National Leadership Conference brings together a stellar lineup of respected government financial management and accountability leaders to share valuable insight, proven strategies, lessons learned, and discuss the newest management techniques and the most recent information on always-changing standards and regulations.

Tags: Recovery Act , Tom Cooley , NSF

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 09:40am EST
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Fraud fight rages on at HUD

"The HUD OIG helped craft into legislation last year a penalty of up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines for committing FHA fraud," said Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Kenneth M. Donohue. "The OIG, working with U.S. Attorneys across the country, will endeavor to use these new penalties to prevent and confront fraudulent activities. We will use any means at our disposal, whether criminal, civil or administrative, to stop those who are impacting the soundness of HUD's FHA program at such a critical time."

Tags: HUD , waste, fraud and abuse , fraud , FHA , Kenneth Donohue , inspector general , DoJ , newsstand

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 09:40am EST
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