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Relmond Van Daniker, Executive Director, Association of Government Accountants

The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department are designating four shared-service providers for financial management. They will provide core accounting and other services to federal agencies. Relmond Van Daniker, executive director of the Association of Government Accountants, met Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller at the Government Performance Summit to discuss the announcement.

Tags: Relmond Van Daniker , OMB , Government Performance Summit , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 11:23am EDT
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Treasury figuring out how the shared services pieces fit into governmentwide puzzle

In part 3 of our special report, Shared Services Revisited, Federal News Radio explores the administration's plans to ensure success in consolidating and standardizing financial systems this time around. Beth Angerman, director of Treasury's Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (OFIT), said the goal is creating a repeatable, sustainable process for agencies to move to federal financial management providers. Over the next six months, Treasury and OMB must answer many of the outstanding questions about how this initiative will truly work.

Tags: technology , financial management , Shared Services Revisited , Treasury , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , Beth Angerman , Carlos Otal , Grant Thornton , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:26am EDT
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DoD plans dry-run financial audit for 2015

The entire military must pass a financial audit by 2017, and the military services have made slow, uneven progress toward that goal. The Pentagon plans to conduct a partial audit of the entire department next year to identify weaknesses and areas in which it should focus its energy.

Tags: DoD , financial management , Margo Sheridan , Stephen Herrera , Dennis Taitano , James Watkins , clean audit , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 05:20am EST
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OMB following a familiar path as it shapes new financial internal controls

The Office of Federal Financial Management is updating Circular A-123 to focus on risk management and data-driven decision-making. OFFM also plans on rescinding the financial systems requirements circular, A-127, in the coming weeks.

Tags: management , financial management , internal controls , A-123 , A-127 , OMB , Mike Wetklow , Treasury , David Saltiel , Flavio Menasce , improper payments , Do Not Pay portal ,

Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 05:44am EDT
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IGs tell managers, employees to beef up fight against workplace fraud

Agency leaders take steps to show they're serious about employee fraud. Too often, they're relying on the inspector general's office to detect corruption.

Tags: fraud , corruption , Richard Skinner , Michael Horowitz , DHS , DoJ , whistleblowers , workforce , Ruben Gomez ,

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:38am EDT
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Data analytics help agencies spot problems, trends in operations

A forthcoming report by the Association of Government Accountants outlines how federal agencies can best use data analytics to spot trends, problems in operations or evidence of fraud.

Tags: Steven Sossei , Federal Drive , technology , data analytics

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 09:47am EDT
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AGA recommends new COO, PIO job descriptions

The Association of Government Accountants is calling on the government to change how it finds and hires chief operating officers. AGA said better hires should lead to better program performance. And despite finding a number of shortcomings, AGA said performance improvement is working across the government.

Tags: performance improvement , AGA , Harold Steinberg , FAA , DoJ , Toni Trombecky , Ruben Gomez , performance improvement officer , management , best practices

Friday - 01/20/2012, 07:42pm EST
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