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CFOs at tipping point due to fewer resources, more requirements

A new survey by the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton finds federal CFOs and their staffs have only enough time, money and know-how to do the basics around financial management. Agency financial managers are frustrated with having to face ever-increasing mandates with fewer people.

Tags: management , financial management , AGA , Robert Shea , Denise Lippuner , Relmond Van Daniker , CFO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 06:11am EDT
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Analysis: Cobert must avoid second term pitfalls

Experts say Beth Cobert must take the Goldilocks approach to developing management priorities for the next three years. President Barack Obama nominated Cobert to be OMB's deputy director for management Wednesday. Performance management observers say she needs to bring energy and new ways of looking at old problems.

Tags: management , Beth Cobert , OMB , Tim Young , Deloitte , Robert Shea , Robert Tobias , American University , Shelley Metzenbaum , Sylvia Burwell , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Tags: DoD , management , sequestration , American Society of Military Comptrollers , Lou Crenshaw , workforce , financial management , auditability , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 05:50am EDT

Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Tags: DoD , management , sequestration , American Society of Military Comptrollers , Lou Crenshaw , workforce , financial management , auditability , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:54am EDT

New security standard to boost agency trust, use of mobile devices

On the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, the CIO Council and DHS are expected to issue a security baseline and reference architecture for mobile computing. The goal of the document is not to give agencies new requirements but to focus on those security standards that are mobile-centric.

Tags: technology , TechAmerica , CIO survey , Simon Szykman , Commerce , Kevin Cox , CIO Council , Brian Teeple , DoD , mobile computing , cybersecurity , George DelPrete , Daren Ash , NRC , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/03/2013, 05:46am EDT
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DoD makes auditability a priority, but will likely miss 2014 deadline

The Defense Department's attitude toward the importance of auditability has undergone a marked change, but experts believe compliance with its next legal deadline will be a stretch.

Tags: Rise of the Money People , DoD , audit readiness , financial management , Congress , Mike Conaway , DoD IG , Dan Blair , Tracy Porter , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:28am EDT
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Data analytics improving CFOs' lines of sight for program execution

Federal chief financial officers have more foresight, insight and hindsight than ever before to make better decisions. But just as important as having these wide-ranging sight lines is how they are being translated down to the program level. Experts say agencies are slowly heading down the path of using data to make better decisions.

Tags: management , financial management , data analytics , Danny Werfel , OMB , Deloitte , Doug Criscitello , Vincent Dennis , GSA , FEMA , Treasury , data sharing , Rise of the Money People , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/15/2013, 05:30am EDT
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How much cash can an efficient grants program save at your agency?

Tim Lawler, director of the grants management practice at Grant Thornton and former director of financial management at the FAA, tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how the grants process can be streamlined at agencies.

Tags: Tim Lawler , financial management , grants management , FAA , Rise of the Money People , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 02:49pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - April 10, 2013

We continue our weeklong series, Rise of the Money People, by interviewing GAO Chief Accountant Bob Dacey about fuzzy federal agency budget sheets and Tim Lawler, director of the grants management practice at Grant Thornton, about fine-tuning the grants process.

Tags: The Hill , Bob Cusack , Bob Dacey , GAO , Tim Lawler , 2014 budget , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 12:02pm EDT
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