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- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
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As federal employees are furloughed, programs and contractors are cut, and agreement on future federal budgets appears remote, efficient management of the trillions of dollars it takes to operate the government is more important than ever. In Federal News Radio's on-air and online series, "Rise of the Money People: Financial management moves front and center as agencies make the final assault on wasted billions," we shine the light on chief financial officers and their soldiers in the financial wars, their strategies and tactics for waging the fight, the current and emerging weapons in their arsenal, and how their future battles will unfold.
Federal finance may conjure images of spreadsheets and dry reports. But a more accurate image would depict highly skilled people applying their knowledge and creative firepower to the dynamic challenges of mission delivery. If you're not down with your finance people, it's time to get moving. But, who are the people behind all this data and insight? In Part 1 of our special report, Federal News Radio examines the soldiers in the federal financial wars.
Financial accountability, transparency and efficiency make up the mission objective of the federal chief financial officer. CFOs across government are moving full force to tackle some of the longest-standing financial issues with huge potential upside including: clean audit opinions, excess federal property, and grants management. In Part 2 of our special report, Federal News Radio examines the strategies and tactics being employed by CFOs waging the financial fight.
Each agency has a unique workforce that exercises discreet sets of tools to create and manage financial systems. Agencies' armories are stockpiled with weapons given by each administration to standardize performance and train their professionals. In Part 3 of our special report, Federal News Radio looks at the universal weapons available to the entire government — including recovery and accountability boards — and the Congressional heft behind them to generate savings, reduce the deficit, and fund federal programs.
The government, as a whole, can't close its books without an audit from the Defense Department — something that has eluded the agency. The goal of auditable records is not an end unto itself, but a key step to creating reliable information on which to make efficient use of taxpayer dollars. The Pentagon started on its path to an unqualified audit seven years ago and is working furiously to make it a reality by 2017. In part 4 of our special report, Federal News Radio answers questions around DoD's Congressionally-mandated requirement for a clean audit, and attempts to devine the secrets for a successful future of government spending and accountability measures.