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Strengthening Connective Links in Government

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - 13:46
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 13:34
 The evolution of technology tools and the use of social media has dramatically lowered the technical and bureaucratic barriers to working more collaboratively.  In the first days of his administration, President Obama publicly placed a premium on the use of collaboration.

Conversation with Authors with Tom Stanton and Doug Webster

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - 15:08
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What is Enterprise Risk Management? How can federal agencies successfully implement ERM? What are some of the key challenges implementing ERM? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Doug Webster and Tom Stanton, authors of Improving Government Decision Making through Enterprise Risk Management.
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Mon, 02/01/2016
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What is Enterprise Risk Management? How can federal agencies successfully implement ERM? What are some of the key challenges implementing ERM? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Doug Webster and Tom Stanton, authors of Improving Government Decision Making through Enterprise Risk Management.

Budgeteers MAXimize Their Line of Business

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 - 14:47
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 14:41
Former federal budget officer Doug Criscitello participated on a panel on budget reform recently, in a room packed with concerned finance professionals.  He noted: “It is clear the key practitioners in the field are desperate for improvements in a process that has not only failed taxpayers in recent years but has also hindered the ability of government finance professionals to plan and execute the financial management programs of their agencies in a responsible way.”

The DATA Act Moves Forward

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - 9:27
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 09:16
Across the government, agencies are working under leadership from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Treasury to implement the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).  This statute, which we first wrote about a year ago in two posts, calls upon OMB and Treasury to ensure that the government carries out spending transparency activities that

Weekly Roundup: June 8 - 12, 2015

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - 10:45
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:37
John Kamensky DATA Act Implementation Status. FedScoop sums up interviews with Treasury and OMB staff regarding the progress and upcoming deadlines for the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act.  Federal Computer Week shares the enthusiasm of participants at a recent conference on the implementation of the DATA Act.

FITARA Guidance Moves Forward

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - 11:33
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Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:07
OMB conducted a broad set of internal and external outreach meetings to draft the guidance, and is now taking comments  on that draft. OMB strongly encourages substantive comments to be sent today to allow for careful consideration of early feedback.  This process could be a model for OMB guidance in other areas.

"What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"

Monday, May 11th, 2015 - 9:45
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:42
Risk experts Doug Webster and Tom Stanton think not.  Writing in a new report for the IBM Center for The Business of Government, they observe: “The front pages of national newspapers constantly report on actions by private companies, federal leaders, or agencies that do not appear to have considered the risks associated with various decisions and actions.

Improving Government Decision Making through Enterprise Risk Management

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - 10:36
While historically, the federal government has tended to focus risk management in the financial arena, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has recently launched a major reassessment of the government’s approach—encouraging the use of Enterprise Risk Management.

Can IGs Successfully Walk a Tightrope?

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - 14:14
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 14:07
By law, agency inspectors general are given a great deal of independence from pressures from both their agencies and Congress. But to be effective, they need to develop positive relationships with both.  Some are more effective than others.  What makes the difference?

The Low-Down on Agency-Run Strategic Reviews

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 - 16:59
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 16:59
This memo indirectly adds some urgency to the relatively new “agency annual strategic reviews” which are currently underway in agencies across the government.