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DHS issues first-ever clean financial audit, but IG says more work needed

For the first time in its history, the Homeland Security Department turned in a clean financial audit. A new DHS inspector general report, however, says the department has "significant deficiencies" in its internal control over financial reporting.

Tags: DHS , financial management , Tom Carper , Bennie Thompson , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , House Homeland Security Committee , inspector general , audit , Michael OConnell ,

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 04:13pm EST

Derecho strikes GSA right in the cloud

The thunderstorm in June knocked out GSA's connection, threatening some of the agency's core operations. GSA's chief information officer Casey Coleman said agencies should consider enlisting secondary Internet access providers to ensure connectivity during emergencies.

Tags: Casey Coleman , technology , Internet service providers , cloud computing , Erik Boxhoorn , Ruben Gomez , continuity of operations

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 05:22am EDT

U.S. government among leading cloud adopters compared to global counterparts

Geoff Weber, a principal in KPMG's Federal Advisory Practice, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent KPMG report on public-sector adoption of cloud computing around the world.

Tags: cloud computing , technology , Geoff Weber , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 06:09pm EST

Stories of the Decade: e-gov, IT and the role of the federal CIO

Mark Forman, the first administrator of e-government and information technology at OMB, gives us his thoughts.

Tags: management , technology , federal CIO , Mark Forman , e-government , Stories of the Decade

Thursday - 12/10/2009, 04:59pm EST

IT weaknesses plague DHS

DHS has IT weaknesses that might hurt financial controls

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DHS , Defense , EchoMetrix , My Military Sentry

Monday - 12/07/2009, 08:56am EST

What data should -- and should not -- move into the cloud

Mark Forman, a partner with KPMG and former Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, explains.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Mark Forman , , , FISMA , , TIC , cybersecurity , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 05:37pm EST

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 , DFAS , Ira Goldstein , GAO , Deloitte , Clifton Williams , Grant Thonrton , IRS , Max Cacas.

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

GSA CFO celebrates another 'clean audit opinion'

It's news that only an accountant could love: the Federal agency responsible for everything from office building leases to paper clips celebrates yet another "clean audit opinion". And, in the process, we learn just what sets the General Services Administration apart from other agencies when it comes to how it accounts for the federal funds it spends.

Tags: mngt , auditing , General Services Administration , Kathleen Turco , OMB , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 12/01/2009, 07:06am EST
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