CIOs and CISOs should take note of the federal advocacy priorities released by NASCIO, which include aligning federal cybersecurity regulations.
Posts Tagged: audit
What to do when you’ve failed your PMP audit.
Do you know that feeling of dread? That empty pit in the bottom of your stomach when you are about to be scrutinized? Are you frustrated by the ‘outsiders’ who come in and don’t have a realistic view of the day to day work you do? We all face the same challenges when it comes… Read more »
Here’s a question you haven’t heard in awhile: “Why are my tax dollars being spent this way?” By haven’t heard in awhile I meant in the last 10 minutes, because public-to-city questions like this arrive at the doorsteps of government officials all the time. So how can agencies address this question? And if we’re reallyRead… Read more »
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? In January 2015, Michael Horowitz, chair of the cross-agency Council of Inspectors GeneralRead… Read more »
April 15 is right around the corner, and taxes are probably on most folks’ minds. Everyone has to do their taxes, but most people don’t exactly look forward to it. And then when we hear that there are security risks at the IRS, it doesn’t exactly help us get excited about filing our returns andRead… Read more »
I spent the majority of my federal career sitting in a cubicle, and these last few years I have ventured out on local travel as well as trips across the county. I have an accounting background, and most of my reviews pertain to financial issues. Since I work for the US Department of Housing andRead… Read more »
The U.S. Navy spent $870 million to implement a new enterprise resource planning system but did not use the systems’ asset management functionality to manage military equipment. Department of the Navy Office of Financial Operations officials were supposed to use the ERP system to manage more than $416 million in military equipment assets as countedRead… Read more »
Last week as I walked the exhibition hall at FOSE 2011, I was amazed at how much innovation is aimed at making our United States Government (the greatest in the world) even better. I had some great conversations with government employees, consultants, and vendors who are trying hard to make agencies more efficient, more effective-inRead… Read more »
Finally, the Office of Management and Budget has released the 2011 Circular A-133 audit guidance document. As usual, new programs have been added, other programs have been deleted, and individual program descriptions have been updated. In addition, OMB has added guidance and references relating to Transparency Act reporting, and clarified reporting requirements and auditors’ responsibilitiesRead… Read more »