American Association for Budget and Program Analysis
2009 Spring Symposium
April 16, 2009
Capital Hilton Hotel
16th and K Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Farragut North Metro, Red Line
McPherson Square Metro, Orange and Blue Lines
TRANSFORMING CRISIS INTO OPPORTUNITY
AABPA is pleased to announce the following additional panelists will be joining us on April 16:
• Jennifer Main, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Stability, U.S. Department of the Treasury
• Jim Hearn, Deputy Staff Director, Minority, Senate Budget Committee
• Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, DHE Consulting and former Director, Congressional Budget Office
• Michael Sheridan, Management Analyst, Office of Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
• Michele Heffner, OpenGov, General Services Administration
• Michael Cupertino, Budget Analyst, Department of Justice
• Michael Sieverts, Deputy Budget Director, National Science Foundation
• Clay Berry, Director, Office of International Monetary Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
• Loren Yager, Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability Office
• Jonathan E. Sanford, Specialist in International Trade and Finance, Congressional Research Service
• James Horney, Director of Fiscal Affairs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
• Julia Anderson, Executive Director, Financial Management Programs, Management Concepts
There is still time to register at www.aabpa.org.
See below for full agenda!
Also, AABPA will be collecting food and monetary donations for the Capital Area Food Bank.
See their wish-list for donations.
Jon Desenberg, Policy Director, The Performance Institute
Dr. Donald Kettl, Professor of Political Science, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania
Stan Collender, Managing Director, Qorvis Communications
Budgetary Scoring and Accounting for Recent Federal Policies in Financial Markets
This roundtable discussion, moderated by Marvin Phaup, The George Washington University, will consider the budgetary treatment of federal actions taken to re-start the credit and capital markets, including TARP, the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, expanded use of explicit and implicit guarantees, equity purchases, and new credit initiatives of the Federal Reserve System.
Marvin Phaup, The George Washington University
Jennifer Main, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Stability, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Jim Hearn, Deputy Staff Director, Minority, Senate Budget Committee
Doug Holtz-Eakin, President, DHE Consulting and former Director, Congressional Budget Office
The Budget, the Economy, and Who Has the Magic Eight Ball?
Over the past 12 months, our country has experienced a radical realignment of our market economy, and the federal government has taken unprecedented actions in response. We now talk about private entities being “too big to fail” and trillion dollar deficits, bank takeovers and a global crisis. How will the current economic reality affect this year’s budget process? What will be the likely effect of the stimulus package? Will it be enough or will Congress consider a second bill this year? How will states use the funds provided in the stimulus bill, and will those funds alleviate the stresses on state budgets? When will the economy begin to recover? Join us for a lively discussion with congressional, executive, and state representatives as we explore the relationship of the budget to the economy and what to expect this year.
Melissa Merrell, Analyst, Congressional Budget Office
Teri Gullo, Deputy Assistant Director, Budget Analysis Division, Congressional Budget Office
Austin Smythe, Staff Director, House Budget Committee, Minority Staff
Scott Pattison, Director, National Association of State Budget Officers
James Horney, Director of Fiscal Affairs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Saving Time and Money with BFELoB Tools
Agencies will discuss how they are finding value in tools developed by the Budget Formulation and Execution Line of Business (BFELoB). Agencies are saving time and money by using BFELoB tools such as the MAX Federal Community for collaboration within their agency, across agencies, and for receipt of updates from OMB; MAX Online Meetings for conducting meetings with remote participants; MAX Collect (eBriefing) for collecting data from across their agency and publishing that data into reports; the Decision Matrix for evaluating agency budget system needs and understanding the functionality of budget systems in the current marketplace; and more. Come find out how you can use these tools in your office.
Andy Schoenbach, BFELoB Policy Lead and Budget Systems Chief, Office of Management and Budget
Michael Sheridan, Management Analyst, Office of Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security
Michele Heffner, OpenGov, General Services Administration
Michael Cupertino, Budget Analyst, Department of Justice
Michael Sieverts, Deputy Budget Director, National Science Foundation
International Response to the Financial Crises
While the current economic crisis has had a serious effect on the U.S. financial sector as well as the overall economy, its impact has been felt across the globe. Since October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lent almost $50 billion to countries adversely impacted by the crisis, and world leaders have called for increasing the IMF’s resources by at least $250 billion as the number of counties needing assistance is expected to grow. Coming out of the Great Depression and World War II, the world community agreed to work together to limit the impact of future financial crises and increase international trade. Such coordination was evident during the Mexican peso crisis of 1994 and the Asian financial crisis of 1997. As the first world-wide crisis since the Depression, this is the severest test yet of the international commitment to work together to seek resolution and avoid the temptation to implement beggar-thy-neighbor economic policies which deepened the Great Depression.
Tom Melito, Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability Office
Clay Berry, Director, Office of International Monetary Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Loren Yager, Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government Accountability Office
Jonathan E. Sanford, Specialist in International Trade and Finance, Congressional Research Service
Financial Regulation: What Went Wrong and Where Do We Go?
What issues of administrative design, method, and management should guide the $700 billion bailout, and how will management of the bailout guide or constrain financial regulatory reform? What are the lessons of administrative design, method, and management that can be drawn from the current crisis? What fundamental principles should guide financial regulation and regulatory institutions in the future? This panel will provide a cutting-edge discussion, highlighting challenges of principle, design, method, and management that should guide financial regulatory reform. The devil is in the details, and the details of financial regulatory reform need attention.
Patrick Mullen, University of Illinois at Springfield
Orice Williams, Director, Financial Markets, Government Accountability Office
Anne Khademian, Virginia Tech, Alexandria Campus
Giselle Datz, Virginia Tech, Alexandria Campus
Tom Stanton, Johns Hopkins University and NAPA Fellow
Creating Your Future: A Career Roadmap
Do you manage your career? Or is it something you think about once a year with your annual appraisal? The most successful people and organizations have a strategy (or even multiple strategies) for where they are headed, how they want to get there, and indicators that measure progress. Research also shows that employees are happier, more productive, and less stressed as they gain more control over their destiny. This panel will explore how several professionals are managing the technical and leadership aspects of their careers; traditional and maybe not-so-traditional ways you can gain valuable exposure; and also introduce you to one system you can use to create goals, track competencies, gather feedback from coaches, schedule training classes, and more. Kick it up a notch!!
Melissa Kline, Program Examiner, Office of Management and Budget
Julia Anderson, Executive Director, Financial Management Programs, Management Concepts
Jon Stehle, Analyst, Government Accountability Office
Kitty Wooley, Human Capital Management Staff, Department of Education
The Spring Symposium also will feature the research of eight graduate students, who have been selected as finalists in AABPA’s inaugural Marykathryn Kubat Graduate Student Research Competition. The finalists’ presentations will include a broad spectrum of policy areas, including local tax structures and constraints, Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance, and higher education finance. A full list of finalists and their projects is available at www.aabpa.org.