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DHS's lack of financial clarity a huge liability

The Homeland Security Department's chief management officer said Tuesday that the lack of a departmentwide financial management system is a huge deficiency. Fixing that, he said, is among the department's primary management priorities.

Tags: Congress , DHS , management , technology , GAO , High Risk list , Rafael Borras , Joe Lieberman , Coast Guard , CACI , TASC , OMB , industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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Army, Marines begin separate ERP rollouts

The Army and Marine Corps are both in the early phases of deploying logistics accountability systems that will replace a collection of disconnected, stovepiped IT systems and processes that have grown up since the 1960s. Though the systems share the same objective, they were made by different vendors, prompting questions from one member of Congress.

Tags: DoD , Congress , management , Army , Marine Corps , Claire McCaskill , DoD budget , Enterprise Resource Planning , Drew Dwyer , James Amos , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 07:35am EDT
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GAO sustains protests of DHS $450M award to CACI

The Government Accountability Office sustained protests from two losing bidders under the Transformation and System Consolidation (TASC) program, say government and industry sources.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Richard Spires , DHS , OMB , GAO , CACI , GCE , Savantage , TASC , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 12:48pm EST

DoD on path to obtain clean books by 2017

The Defense Department's deputy chief financial officer said Friday that the department believes it will achieve the 2017 deadline to produce auditable financial statements. DoD is approaching the problem in way that makes clear that clean books are not only the responsibility of its accountants, he said.

Tags: DoD , management , DoD budget , audit readiness , consolidated financial statements , GAO , Mark Easton , Gene Dodaro , AGA , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 02/21/2011, 07:18am EST
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Experts push financial reporting overhaul

A financial accounting task force said the government's accounts are too hard to understand and are misleading. A House Oversight subcommittee held the first of a series of hearings on making agency spending data more transparent and more user-friendly.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , FASAB , OMB , Jim Cooper , consolidated financial report , Jonathan Breul , GPRA , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:15pm EST

Platts zeroes in on agency financials

House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , GAO , OMB , Ed Towns , improper payments , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Coburn: DoD must follow the money

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked DoD officials to be audit ready in anticipation of budget cuts. GAO has not been able to form an auditable opinion of them in over a decade.

Tags: DoD , management , Tom Coburn , GAO , budget cuts , John Buckner

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:43pm EST

New governmentwide financial systems on tap

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the Treasury Department should be finished testing and analyzing systems in the next six months. The CFO Council highlights priorities for 2011, and among them is the further reduction of improper payments. Werfel said agencies will begin using the software tool first utilized by the Recovery Board to identify potential problems.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , OMB , GAO , DoD , Treasury , CMS , improper payments , audit opinion , CFO Council , Recovery Act , forensic auditing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 06:47am EST
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Forward-looking approach needed to reduce improper payments

Alvin Tucker of the American Society of Military Comptrollers explains the challenges to reform financial management.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , IT , technology , improper payment , Alvin Tucker , DoD , CFO Act , accountability , management

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 05:14pm EST
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DHS $450 million TASC contract protested

Global Computer Enterprise submits a complaint to GAO after DHS awards the deal to CACI last month.

Tags: contracting , industry , DHS , GAO , CACI , GCE , TASC , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 05:37pm EST
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