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Senate votes to require DHS clean audit by 2013

The Homeland Security Department would be required to conduct and pass a full financial audit under a bill unanimously approved by the Senate on Wednesday. The DART Act requires the agency, long characterized by the Government Accountability Office as being at high-risk for waste and abuse, to reach a clean audit opinion by 2013.

Tags: Congress , Senate , DHS , DART Act , Tom Carper , Scott Brown , Ron Johnson , oversight , Jack Moore

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 06:49pm EST

Werfel: Gov't avoids $47B in overpayments

OMB Controller Danny Werfel announced Wednesday the federal government avoided paying out $47 billion in overpayments over the last three years. This missed President Barack Obama's goal of reducing improper payments by $50 billion by the end of FY2012.

Tags: OMB , Danny Werfel , President Barack Obama , improper payments , Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act , waste, fraud and abuse ,

Friday - 11/23/2012, 10:12am EST

Export-Import Bank gives while other agencies take

Fred Hochberg, the Export-Import Bank president told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp that unlike other agencies, his agency has been able to pay money to the government rather than take money from the government.

Tags: Fred Hochberg , Export-Import Bank , Federal Drive , industry , workforce , management , Michael OConnell , Treasury

Friday - 11/16/2012, 12:48pm EST
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Planning, performance measures put DHS on solid financial footing

Peggy Sherry, the agency's CFO, said when budget cuts do come they are prepared. DHS has been finding efficiencies in its spending and asked components to think hard about how they spend their money.

Tags: Peggy Sherry , Ed Johnson , FEMA , DHS ,

Monday - 09/17/2012, 11:50am EDT
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Management successes paving the way for One-DHS

Rafael Borras, the Homeland Security Department's undersecretary for management, said in an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, improvements to back-office functions show how interdependent the agency has become over the last few years. DHS is managing its acquisition, financial management and human capital processes through a holistic approach.

Tags: Rafael Borras , DHS , acquisition , budget , workforce , Agency of the Month , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , human capital management

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:59pm EDT
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From the Pentagon, a plea for budget normalcy

DoD's top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.

Tags: DoD , audit readiness , Robert Hale , Elizabeth McGrath , Congress , Air Force , Navy , Gladys Commons , Marilyn Thomas , DEAMS , ERP , House Armed Services Committee , budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Peggy Sherry

Tags: Peggy Sherry , DHS , CFO

Monday - 09/17/2012, 12:35pm EDT

Sustainability and Efficiency in the Federal Government

Ever wonder what the federal government is doing to reduce electricity use and reduce costs? Learn more about how the US federal government is leading the way in working to make its facilities more sustainable and environmentally responsible.

Tags: green government , management , Lutron , Andrew Wakefield , David Fricke

Monday - 08/13/2012, 11:28am EDT
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DoD IG finds audits at DISA fall short of government standards

A review of audit practices at the military's IT agency finds significant deficiencies in meeting governmentwide "yellow book" auditing standards. DISA agreed with the inspector general's findings and laid out four steps toward improvement.

Tags: DoD , DISA , inspector general , Kristopher Miltner , yellow book , Jared Serbu , oversight , management , DoD Report

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:39am EDT

Bill would give DoD incentives to audit its books on time

New legislation from several senators would let DoD reprogram funds without congressional approval.

Tags: management , Congress , DoD , GAO , 2011 Defense Authorization , Taeja Smith , Elizabeth Robbins , Tom Coburn , Joe Manchin , Claire McCaskill , Ron Johnson

Friday - 08/03/2012, 05:36am EDT
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