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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Changes to CIO role, a $37 million financial audit, and review of LPTA contracts

In this week's "Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon is making some adjustments to the role of its chief information officer; DoD awards contracts for its first large-scale financial audit; the Pentagon's acquisition chief says a few high-profile "lowest-price technically acceptable" cases have blown the whole thing out of proportion and Jessica Wright, who's served as the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness since January 2013, announced that she'll be retiring at the end of March.

Tags: DoD , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , technology , acquisition , chief information officer , Air Force , Terry Halvorsen , audit readiness , Randall Culpepper , Jessica Wright

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:08am EST

Adilson Jardim, Senior Sales Consultant, Oracle

The Treasury Department is working toward publishing the first ever Shared Services Catalogue for financial management. It's due out in early 2015. It will list all the services offered to federal agencies, the price range and what's in and out of scope under the financial management shared services program. Adilson Jardim, senior sales consultant for Oracle, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to give a few examples of how shared services not only saved billions of dollars for his company but set the stage for immense future growth.

Tags: Adilson Jardim , Treasury Department , shared services , Oracle , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/05/2014, 07:55am EST
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Not the Montgomery Ward, but the shared services catalog

The Treasury Department isn't quite getting ready for the Christmas buying season, but it is preparing for the shared services buying season. Treasury will release a catalog of shared services early in 2015.

Tags: management , OMB , Dave Mader , Beth Angerman , Treasury , HUD , Brad Huther , DHS Chip Fulghum , shared services , National Academy for Public Administrations , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/17/2014, 04:34am EST

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: OMB , Shaun Donovan , improper payments , oversight , internal controls , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , 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 , David Mader , OMB , Association of Government Accountants , Jim Taylor , Grant Thornton , risk management , shared services , data analytics , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:18am EDT
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NSF launches new financial system as fiscal year begins

Federal News Radio's annual chief financial officers survey found dealing with budget reductions and workforce challenges continue to be top priorities. At the National Science Foundation, CFO Martha Rubenstein said her office completed what may be the last modernized financial management system done by the private sector.

Tags: Jason Miller , management , NSF , Martha Rubenstein , CFO survey , risk management , shared services , In Depth , exclusive

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:21am EDT
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Online Chat: Martha Rubenstein, CFO, NSF

Martha Rubenstein, the National Science Foundation's chief financial officer, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat.

Tags: Martha Rubenstein , NSF , CFO , online chat , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , budget

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 12:00pm EDT

Relmond Van Daniker, President, Association of Government Accountants

A long-time government financial management expert is calling it quits. Relmond Van Daniker retires as the president of the Association of Government Accountants today. During his 11-year tenure at AGA, Van Daniker helped the organization grow in membership and prominence. He also led an initiative to encourage government to create a four page citizen-centric report, which offers taxpayers information to help them make better decisions within their communities. Van Daniker joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why he feels now is the perfect time to retire.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Relmond Van Daniker , Association of Government Accountants , taxpayers , people

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 11:00am EDT
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DHS management chief nominee's approach is data centric

Russell Deyo sailed through his nomination hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday. He said the Homeland Security Department needs to consolidate financial management systems so it can use the data to make strategic decisions. The committee also heard from nominees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and USPS Board of Governors.

Tags: management , Russell Deyo , Mickey Barnett , Tom Coburn , Sarah Saldana , DHS , Michael Chertoff , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:41am EDT
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OMB, OSTP to release new tools to reach big open data goals

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy are on track to launch a new metadata validator tool this month. They are also developing an integrated dashboard that will track agency progress on the administration's open data goals.

Tags: OMB , Treasury , shared services , management , technology , Performance.gov , Stephanie Wasko , human resources management , cross-agency goals

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 01:31pm EDT
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