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Familiar questions, few answers so far for OMB's latest financial systems effort

In part 1 of Federal News Radio's special report, this second attempt by OMB to move agencies to financial management shared services is fraught with the same obstacles of a decade ago. But OMB believes this attempt at shared services is different. The administration says budget concerns and technology advancements will help overcome these long-standing barriers.

Tags: management , technology , Beth Angerman , Treasury , OMB , Norman Dong , GSA , Lisa Kazor , Oracle , Reid Jackson , Carlos Otal , Grant Thornton , financial management , Jason Miller , Shared Services Revisited , Aaron Cornfeld

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:43am EDT
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3 agencies reap benefits of shared support functions, report says

In times of constrained budgets, agencies are cutting and consolidating services to save money and resources. Could it be the key to transforming government? A new report looks at what three agencies are doing right.

Tags: Partnership for Pubic Service , Deloitte , management , oversight , DHS , NASA , Energy Department , Michael O

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 06:00pm EST

Borras leaves DHS more integrated, on better financial path

Rafael Borras spent the last four years as the undersecretary of management for the Homeland Security Department before leaving Feb. 7. He said his goal was to make DHS more business-like by making it easier to apply data to decisions. Under Borras' leadership, DHS launched the Management Cube and received its first-ever clean financial audit opinion.

Tags: management , financial management , Rafael Borras , DHS , Coast Guard , Management Cube , data driven analysis , clean audit , people , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:58am EST
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All things federal IT

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a number of Federal IT issues.
January 13, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , technology , federal IT , information technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , IT acquisition , continuous monitoring , mobile technology , big data , data analytics , FITARA , Jason Miller , Federal News Radio , Ask the CIO , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , BYOD

Monday - 01/13/2014, 09:20pm EST
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All things federal IT

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower to talk about a number of Federal IT issues.
December 9, 2013

Tags: acquistion , contracting , technology , federal IT , information technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , IT acquisition , continuous monitoring , mobile technology , big data , data analytics , FITARA , Jason Miller , Federal News Radio , Ask the CIO , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , BYOD

Monday - 12/09/2013, 09:20pm EST
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Agency CIOs thinking smarter as IT spending declines

For Casey Coleman, CIO of the General Services Administration, IT consolidations have netted big savings and allowed the agency to move in a more strategic direction. Meanwhile, Joe Klimavicz, the CIO of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says wider adoption of shared services can help agencies cut back on operations-and-maintenance IT spending to free up more cash for mission-specific tech initiatives.

Tags: A New Era in Technology , technology , data center consolidation , Casey Coleman , Joe Klimavicz , In Depth , Federal Drive , Jack Moore , GSA , NOAA

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 10:44am EST
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NWS getting out of commodity IT through cloud, shared services

Iftikhar Jamil, the associate chief information officer for weather at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the National Weather Service moved its high performance computing capabilities to a private cloud and is developing dissemination-as-a-service.
October 31, 2013

Tags: technology , National Weather Service , Commerce , Iftikhar Jamil , cloud computing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , NOAA

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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From 500 to 70, OMB reduces number of financial system requirements

The Office of Management and Budget rescinds CircularA-127 and issues new guidance to simplify financial system requirements. The goal is to improve quality, utility and the reliability of federal financial information.

Tags: financial management , OMB , Norman Dong , A-127 , A-123 , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 03:57am EDT
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Treasury overhauling qualifications for financial shared services providers

Treasury's Office of Financial Innovation Transformation (OFIT) issued a draft set of requirements that agencies must meet if they want to be federal shared services providers. The requirements should be finalized this fall, and a new set of providers will be in place in the coming months.

Tags: financial management , Treasury , Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation , Elizabeth Angerman , Myrian Myer , Labor , OMB , technology , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 06:07am EDT
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GSA plans to stop providing HR shared services

The General Services Administration will focus on its core mission and let others provide payroll and human resources services. The decision comes as shared services is gaining momentum as OPM is pumping some energy back into the HR line of business, and the Interior will release a new geospatial platform to host data and applications.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , Norm Dong , Scott Bernard , GSA , Anne Rung , OPM , David Vargas , Joe Ward , Jerry Johnston , Interior Department , Geospatial information , ACT-IAC , DHS , Jeff Spicka , Jason Miller , Uncle Sam

Friday - 09/13/2013, 06:06am EDT
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