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USPS, DHS, DoD contribute to 'dire' finances

Last week the International Monetary Fund cautioned the government on spending. So how bad are federal finances? We ask GAO's Jeanette Franzel

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , High Risk List , Jeanette Franzel , USPS , DHS , DoD , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/21/2011, 10:08am EST
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DoD on path to obtain clean books by 2017

The Defense Department's deputy chief financial officer said Friday that the department believes it will achieve the 2017 deadline to produce auditable financial statements. DoD is approaching the problem in way that makes clear that clean books are not only the responsibility of its accountants, he said.

Tags: DoD , management , financial management , DoD budget , audit readiness , consolidated financial statements , GAO , Mark Easton , Gene Dodaro , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 02/21/2011, 07:18am EST
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Education Department shifts with financial aid changes

Jay Hurt from the Department of Education joined Tom Temin live at the Association of Government Accountants National Leadership Conference.

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Thursday - 02/17/2011, 11:23am EST
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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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