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Richard Haley Joins FBI IT Branch as Exec Assistant Director

Richard Haley, chief financial officer at the FBI, has been appointed to serve as the executive assistant director of the agency's information and technology branch. He'll oversee activities across three divisions working to address the FBI's IT requirements worldwide, the agency said Monday. The FBI's information and technology branch employs 1,800 personnel.

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Christopher Krebs: NPPD Seeks to Understand Industry Functions, Services in Critical Infrastructure

Christopher Krebs, undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate, has said the NPPD aims to delve into the roles of various private industries in critical infrastructure, Federal News Network reported Thursday.

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Grant Thornton: Survey Respondents Make Suggestions for Next Administration

Respondents in the American Society of Military Comptrollers’ 2016 survey of financial management professionals urge the next administration to conduct a comprehensive review of financial management information technology modernization efforts. Grant Thornton said Thursday,  the respondents have also recommended the incoming administration to develop mitigation strategies as well as focus initial …

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Harry Reid: Govt Must Open Before Budget Talks Start

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that budget negotiations between Democrats and Republicans should not start until the government shutdown ends, Reuters reported Tuesday. Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon write Reid made the remarks to reporters as Republican lawmakers sought to pass new measures that include financial support …

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Jack Lew: US to Reach Debt Limit October 17

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has told congressional leaders in a letter that the U.S. will not be able to pay off the country’s bills as of Oct. 17 unless Congress raises the debt ceiling. The Treasury began using “final extraordinary measures” Monday to extend the U.S.’ borrowing authority, Lew said …

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Treasury Seeks to Expand Research Tax Benefits

The Treasury Department wants to grow the number of businesses activities eligible for research tax breaks and apply some credits for production and supply costs, Reuters reported Thursday. Patrick Temple-West writes the proposed policy changes are intended to reduce the number of legal cases brought against the Internal Revenue Service by …

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Survey: Records Mgmt Costs Exceed Agency Budgets

A survey by Iron Mountain appears to indicate that federal agencies have been spending funds on information management beyond their allocated budgets. Iron Mountain polled federal records managers and finance professionals in 2012 for the “Federal Records Management: Navigating the Storm” online survey intended to examine their practices, budgets and savings …

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DC CFO Natwar Gandhi Retiring; Jack Evans Comments

District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi is retiring from the city government as of June 1, the Washington Business Journal reports. Michael Neibauer reports Gandhi is stepping down for personal reasons, citing a statement from Gandhi’s spokesperson David Umansky. Gandhi, the city’s CFO since 2000, and Mayor Vincent …

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Senate Defense Bill Would Ramp Up Pentagon Audit Efforts

Language in the Senate’s version of the defense authorization bill would put more pressure on the Pentagon to achieve a clean audit by 2017, GovExec reports. Charles Clark writes the bill would require the Pentagon to appoint a chief management officer responsible for fixing problems with financial management, business transformation …

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