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GAO: OMB program inventory needs work to detect duplicative programs

The Government Accountability Office recommends that the Office of Management and Budget revise its guidance to agencies in order to collect better data for its governmentwide program inventory, which is meant to cut down on overlaps in program services.

Tags: GAO , GPRA Modernization Act , program duplication , database management , duplicative programs

Monday - 11/03/2014, 11:45am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget recently released an update to Circular A-123, a guide for agencies on managing risk at an enterprise level. A new report from the Association of Government Accountants examined the revision. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller spoke with Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive about why A-123 is a big deal in government accounting circles.

Tags: Circular A-123 , management , Emily Kopp , accounting , AGA , Jason Miller , risk management

Monday - 11/03/2014, 03:52pm EST
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The beginning of a HSPD-12 rewrite?

Rumors have been circulating over the last few months about a possible reconsideration of the identity management technologies agencies are implementing under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

Tags: technology , HSPD-12 , identity managment , GSA , NIST , Commerce , Jim Sheire , Grant Schneider , Mike Maraya , Paul Grant , DoD , Deb Gallagher , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:45am EST

Takeaways from TechAmerica's Vision conference DoD style

If you are looking to understand the trends and drivers in the federal contracting market, few events are better than TechAmerica's annual Vision conference.

Tags: TechAmerica , Katrina McFarland , DoD , research and development , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:45am EST

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 , Grant Thornton , NAPA

Friday - 10/31/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Beth Cobert, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget

Cross agency priorities get much of the focus so far in the President's Management Agenda for the rest of President Barack Obama's second term. But the PMA officially has four major components. Beth Cobert, the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, laid out the four components in a keynote speech at the Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia last night. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained why she'll push hard on the agenda for the rest of the administration.

Tags: Beth Cobert , In Depth

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:17pm EDT
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Cobert: Technology, innovation key to OMB's management agenda

Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, told an audience of federal executives that agencies need to take advantage of technology and data to drive innovation in government.

Tags: Beth Cobert , management agenda , management , technology , data , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 04:22pm 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 , Grant Thornton

Friday - 10/24/2014, 03:36pm EDT
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Emily Kopp, Reporter, Federal News Radio

For years, the White House has been prodding agencies to cut costs by using shared services. But like the proverbial water trough, sometimes the horses don't drink. Now the Office of Management and Budget has once again deputized the General Services Administration to help it turn policy into reality. GSA will set up a program office to help agencies get over the most common hurdles to using shared services. Federal News Radio's Emily Kopp joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , shared services , GSA

Friday - 10/24/2014, 06:13am 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 , Shaun Donovan , improper payments , oversight , internal controls , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , Jason Miller

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