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Council trying to create a performance culture snowball effect

The Performance Improvement Council is following four complementary strategies to increase the use of data-driven decision making and create champions to spread the capabilities to the program level.

Tags: management , Performance Improvement Council , Kate Josephs , Robert Shea , Chris Mihms , GAO , GPRA Modernization Act , Performance Institute , Association of Government Accountants , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 04:47am EDT
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Federal News Countdown: New penalties for overseas cyberattacks, Disputes over spending

Robert Shea of Grant Thornton and Dave Wennergren of the Professional Services Council count down the week's top federal stories with Francis Rose.

Tags: Robert Shea , Dave Wennergren , Professional Services Council , In Depth , Federal News Countdown

Friday - 04/03/2015, 05:09pm EDT
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Contracting officers not given tools, support to take risks, be innovative

A new survey by the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton reveals the shifting demographics of the acquisition workforce gives the administration an opportunity to change the culture of how the government buys goods and services. From training, to hiring, to creating a path for better collaboration, the acquisition workforce could undergo a major transformation with the right support and focus, experts say.

Tags: acquistion , Contracting , industry , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Phil Kangas , LPTA , innovation , workforce , training , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:04am EST
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Paying for the next generation of federal managers

Following President Obama's announced reforms to the Senior Executive Service, Doug Criscitello, managing director at Grant Thornton, says SES pay limits have made it difficult to attract top-quality managers across government.

Tags: management , Doug Criscitello , SES , Barack Obama , workforce , Congress , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/22/2014, 03:49am EST

Jim Taylor, Managing Director for Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton

A revamp is coming to give agencies more power to collect improper payments. Mark Reger of the Office of Federal Financial Management says his team will release an update to A-123. Jim Taylor is managing director for Grant Thornton's global public sector and former Chief Financial Officer at the Labor Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the power behind A-123, and what changes might mean.

Tags: Jim Taylor , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 04:41pm EST
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Doug Criscitello, Managing Director, Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton LLP

The ups and downs of federal budgeting require managers to be nimble and creative. Doug Criscitello has learned a few lessons from decades of work in federal finance. He was Chief Financial Officer of the Housing and Urban Development Department, and also held posts at the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget. He is now the managing director for the global public sector practice at Grant Thornton. He has also recently been inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what he hopes to do at NAPA.

Tags: Doug Criscitello , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , HUD , budget , CFO , CBO , OMB , NAPA

Friday - 10/31/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Greg Wallig, Managing Director, Grant Thornton

The Office of Management and Budget has given agencies new directions for tracking, reporting and overseeing improper payments. It comes in the form of an update of Appendix C to Circular A-123. Greg Wallig, managing director of Grant Thornton, joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain the changes.

Tags: Greg Wallig , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Improper payments , OMB ,

Friday - 10/24/2014, 03:36pm EDT
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OMB details new, expanded approach to fighting improper payments

A new memo and guidance from OMB makes four significant changes to Appendix C of Circular A-123.

Tags: financial management , OMB , Shaun Donovan , Improper payments , Oversight , internal controls , Robert Shea , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 09:18am EDT

OMB to require agencies to measure risk at the enterprise level

The Office of Management and Budget to release a memo or guidance in the second quarter of 2015 to set governmentwide expectations for how agencies will manage risk. Controller David Mader said lessons from implementing Circulars A-123 and A-11 could be expanded into agency mission areas.

Tags: management , financial management , David Mader , OMB , Association of Government Accountants , Jim Taylor , Risk management , Shared services , data analytics , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:18am EDT
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On DoD: Navy strategic sourcing; acquisition workforce morale

On this week's edition of On DoD, we discuss strategic sourcing in the Navy, plus the current state of the financial management workforce in DoD.

Tags: Jamie Halke , On DoD , Jared Serbu , Navy , Marine Corps , Tracy Greene ,

Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 12:57pm EDT
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