Tag Archives: financial management

Steve Kunze: CFO Council Eyes 2021 Release of Strategic Plan for Federal Financial Workforce

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Steve Kunze, deputy chief financial officer at the Department of Commerce (DOC), said the CFO Council expects to unveil early next year a strategic plan for the “workforce of tomorrow." He said the council’s working group has been collaborating with the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program for nearly a year on the strategy.

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GSA, Treasury Designated as Quality Service Mgmt Offices; Emily Murphy, Suzette Kent Quoted

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Treasury as quality service management offices (QSMO) as part of OMB’s efforts to advance shared services modernization. GSA will serve as the QSMO for civilian human resource transaction services with a focus on work schedules and compensation management.

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Committee Issues Report on COVID-19 Response-Related Challenges Facing Agencies

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A Pandemic Response Accountability Committee report has identified the top challenges facing federal agencies in their COVID-19 pandemic response efforts and one of those is financial management. “Key areas of concern include both the need for accurate information concerning pandemic-related spending and the significant amount of money federal agencies may lose as the result of improper payments,” the PRAC said in the report.

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Suzette Kent: Federal Data Strategy to Cover Geospatial, Financial Mgmt, AI R&D Initiatives

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Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said the White House wants agencies to leverage data sets that can support artificial intelligence research and development, financial management and geospatial initiatives, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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Sehlke Consulting Recognized as 28th Fastest Growing Veteran-Owned U.S. Business; Chad Sehlke Quoted

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Inc. Magazine’s annual Vet50 list, recognizing the 50 fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses in the nation, listed Sehlke Consulting in the 28th position, Sehlke announced on April 18th. The selections for this list were based on the prestigious 2018 Inc. 5000|500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list.

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David Norquist to Take Over as Acting Deputy Defense Secretary

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David Norquist, who has served as comptroller at the Department of Defense since 2017, will assume the role of deputy defense secretary on an interim basis, Defense News reported Wednesday. He will take on the responsibilities of Patrick Shanahan, who took over as acting DoD secretary after James Mattis announced his resignation.

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NASA Deputy Administrator Nominee James Morhard Highlights Priorities Prior to Confirmation Hearing

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James Morhard, the White House’s nominee for NASA deputy administrator, says he plans to prioritize acquisition and financial reform, as well as advance the agency’s human spaceflight program, SpaceNews reported Thursday. “If confirmed, we will work to address the national space acquisition process, to radically reduce cost, improve schedules and …

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Paul Tibbits: VA to Adopt Cloud Platform for Consolidated Financial Management System

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Paul Tibbits, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said VA plans to consolidate all financial management systems into a single cloud environment, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. He told the station the department will implement cloud technology as part of the Financial Management Business Transformation program in efforts …

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