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IG turns 'blind eye' to DFAS' fudged financial records, Grassley reports

Sen. Chuck Grassley released a report Friday, revealing fudged financial statements from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and audit misconduct from the Inspector General's office.

Tags: management , oversight , financial management , DoD , Chuck Grassley , Arnold Punaro , Pentagon Solutions , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 06:59am EST

Fake numbers add up to trouble for DFAS

Retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, chief executive officer of the Punaro Group and a member of the Defense Business Board, has been following problems at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , Arnold Punaro , In Depth , DoD

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 06:12pm EST
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DoD works out how military pay bill will impact civilians

President Obama signed a bill at the dawn of the government shutdown, and it could significantly increase the number of non-uniformed military employees exempt from furlough during the shutdown. So far, the Defense Department has sent no signals on how it would choose to enact the provisions.

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , DoD , Military Officers Association of America , Servicewomen’s Action Network , Buck McKeon , Lauren Gray , Karen Golden , workforce , pay and benefits , House Armed Services Committee , Chuck Hagel , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:41am EDT
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DFAS halts hiring ahead of possible sequestration

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service will implement significant cost-cutting measures next week to prepare for the possibility of automatic spending cuts due to hit government in March. DFAS plans to freeze most hiring, reduce travel and overtime, and temporarily halt new employee performance awards, according to DFAS Director Terri McKay.

Tags: Terri McKay , DoD , budget , sequestration , hiring , hiring freeze , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 03:56pm EST

DoD civilians, others can now make Roth TSP contributions

After a two-month delay, all civilian employees at the Defense Department, as well as several other agencies, can now contribute to the recently rolled-out Roth option for their Thrift Savings Plans.

Tags: Roth TSP , FRTIB , TSP , pay and benefits , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/29/2012, 09:05pm EDT

Managing federal data centers

ThunderCat Technology founder Tom Deierlien joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help your agency with its data center consolidation.
May 1, 2012

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , data center , data center consolidation , Tom Deierlien , Thundercat Technology , Army Corps of Engineers , Customs and Border Protection , NetApp , Knight Point Systems , Riverbed , FDCCIConnect.com , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 12:31am EDT
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Scammers target DoD personnel's email

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service said the emails appear to come from its office. The "spoofs" said that people who are receiving disability compensation from Veterans Affairs may be able to obtain more money from the Internal Revenue Service.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , scammers , Federal Drive , DoD ,

Friday - 04/13/2012, 09:58am EDT

Army systems leave soldiers vulnerable to late, inaccurate pay

The Government Accountability Office says that even while the Army has made some strides toward improving its pay practices, the service is a long way off from the kind of data integrity independent experts would need to see in order to green light the systems as audit-ready.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , management , financial management , audit readiness , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , pay and benefits , workforce , GAO , Asif Khan , Kirk Zechinni , IPPS-A , Jeanne Brooks , James Watkins , DMDC , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:37am EDT
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Leadership from the top, well-trained workforce are key to DoD audits, experts say

The Pentagon faces an uphill climb in getting ready for an audit of its consolidated financial statements by 2017, outside experts said Thursday. Nonetheless, the goal is achievable if the push is sustained by future secretaries of Defense.

Tags: DoD , management , financial management , DISA , Army Corps of Engineers , DCAA , JoAnn Boutelle , Mark Keeley , Tracy Porter , Deloitte , Grant Thornton , PricewaterhouseCoopers , audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/18/2011, 10:54am EST
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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 , AGA , Zack Gaddy , KPMG , Ira Goldstein , GAO , Deloitte , Clifton Williams , Grant Thonrton , IRS , Max Cacas.

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