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Civilian BRAC gains Hill support

The Obama administration Wednesday sent lawmakers a proposed bill that would create an independent commission to dispose of thousands of pieces of federal property that agencies have designated as excess. The administration also posted online a map showing the locations of more than 7,000 of the properties.

Tags: management , Congress , Jeffrey Zients , Jeff Denham , Tom Carper , OMB , BRAC , budget , excess property , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 10:16am EDT
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Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , SSA , CMS , DoD , VA , DHS , Improper payments , Do Not Pay list , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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OMB to flesh out details of civilian BRAC effort

The administration expects to submit a legislative proposal to Congress by the end of April outlining how they will create a board to improve the process to dispose of excess property. OMB controller Danny Werfel said the White House will follow DoD's BRAC effort in many ways. Some lawmakers question OMB's leadership in this effort.

Tags: management , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Jeff Denham , OMB , GSA , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , DoD , Anthony Principi , BRAC , real property , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 07:28am EDT
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Agencies fall short in reporting spending data

A House committee held a discussion on openness in government and addressed the errors made in reporting data related to spending.

Tags: Subcommittee on Technology Information Policy, Int , Elijah Cummings , The Sunlight Foundation , Ellen Miller , USDA , Christopher Smith , OMB , management , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/14/2011, 07:02am EDT
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New governmentwide financial systems on tap

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the Treasury Department should be finished testing and analyzing systems in the next six months. The CFO Council highlights priorities for 2011, and among them is the further reduction of improper payments. Werfel said agencies will begin using the software tool first utilized by the Recovery Board to identify potential problems.

Tags: management , OMB , GAO , DoD , Treasury , CMS , Improper payments , financial management , audit opinion , CFO Council , Recovery Act , forensic auditing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 06:47am EST
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White House hints at new government priorities

The White House is offering a peek into its plans for the coming months as Barack Obama enters the third year of his presidency. Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients discussed the future at the Excellence in Government conference Monday.

Tags: management , OMB , Jeffrey Zients , Vivek Kundra , Excellence in Government , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 06:44am EDT
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A plan to get financial management off high risk list

Most of the systems the GAO has put on the high-risk list are customized systems that agencies have created from scratch, but a new model is emerging.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , David Lucas , GCE Federal , financial management , OMB ,

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 08:30pm EDT
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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 , AGA , 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 , audits , AGA , Max Cacas

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:41am EDT
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OMB begins pruning of financial systems

VA, SBA, EPA and HUD are the first to go through the review process and see dramatic changes. OMB controller Werfel said the goal for each agency is to invest only in top priorities, saving $1 billion a year by eliminating or reducing the size of agency modernization projects.

Tags: technology , management , Jeff Zients , Doug Criscitello , Roger Baker , OMB , VA , SBA , HUD , EPA , financial systems modernization , FLITE , IT Dashboard , financial systems advisory board , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:58am EDT
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