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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

Pentagon Solutions: Longstanding challenges plague federal acquisition personnel

Stan Soloway, the President and CEO of the PSC, and Phil Kangas, a principal with Grant Thornton, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the findings of a survey of federal acquisition personnel.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , acquisition , acquisition workforce , PSC , Stan Soloway , Phil Kangas

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 06:07pm EST
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Federal acquisition leaders distressed over workforce, budget cuts

Latest edition of a biennial survey, sponsored by a contracting industry group, finds acquisition leaders have the same challenges they had a decade ago. But they fear tighter budgets will reverse progress toward improving the government's acquisition workforce.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , acquisition workforce , Professional Services Council , Army Contracting Command , Camille Nichols , Stan Soloway , Alan Chvotkin , Phil Kangas , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:19am EST
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Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Mark Skinner , Navy , GSA , Mary Davie , Lou Crenshaw , AFFIRM , Government Contractor Industry Survey , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 1, 2012

A former chief financial officer explains how agencies can prepare for the start of a new fiscal year. And NOAA shares details of a new satellite to help track weather changes worldwide.

Tags: Federal Drive , Owen Barwell , budget , Jim Snyder , Bloomberg , Doug Nierle , MSPB , Mary Kicza , NOAA , DoD , cybersecurity , technology

Monday - 10/01/2012, 09:10am EDT

Training in the federal government

Bill Bransford will host a round table discussion of how agencies are currently training their managers and employees.
September 7, 2012

Tags: workforce , Workforce training , management training , Bill Bransford , Lisa Sper , Carrie Blustin , American Society for Training and Development , Jeanette Archetto , CIO.gov , Social Security Administration , Fed Talk , management , Federal Management Partners ,

Friday - 09/07/2012, 06:49pm EDT
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