Posts Tagged: CFO

Trend 4: Mission

Agency and program leaders depend on a range of mission support functions, such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce management, to get their jobs done. The delivery of these functions, however, have changed significantly over the past quarter century. Twenty-five years ago, federal agencies typically did not have key executives leading mission support functions. These… Read more »

DHS CFO Peggy Sherry Heading to Tax Agency

Peggy Sherry, formerly chief financial officer at the Department of Homeland Security since April 2012, has been appointed deputy commissioner for operations support at the Internal Revenue Service. She will officially start in her new position Nov. 4 and succeed Beth Tucker, who retired from the IRS at the end of last September, the tax… Read more »

Federal CFOs: Something’s Gotta Give

Continuing to provide adequate services in the face of unprecedented across-the-board cuts; a declining, dispirited workforce; and growing financial and other management requirements is the top concern of Federal Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), according to the 18th annual federal CFO Survey conducted by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) in partnership with Grant Thornton LLP…. Read more »

Next Four Years: Managing a Balancing Act

How can leaders of Federal programs improve outcomes by capitalizing on approaches and tools developed in the “chiefs” communities (Chief Financial, Information, Acquisition, and Human Capital Officers)? Background Twenty years ago, federal agencies typically did not have senior executives leading key mission support functions such as finance, technology, acquisition, or workforce. Over those two decades,… Read more »

My Cup of IT – Alan Greenspan – CIO ♥ CFO

By Steve O’Keeffe http://bit.ly/lr5vNf Tech is Uncle Sam’s Rodney Dangerfield – we don’t get no respect. Why? We know the budget of everything and the cost for nothing – how is it the Department of Energy doesn’t know its electricity bill? Truth is, IT’s techno babble and messy metrics turn off CFOs. We already get… Read more »

Chief Officer Central

Over the past two decades, Congress and the Executive Branch have created a series of “chief officer” positions in agencies, supported by cross-government councils. Council leaders are now changing the way they manage them to boost government efficiency and effectiveness in lean times. Agencies facing increasingly challenging fiscal environments are looking for ways to make… Read more »

AABPA Symposium Recap- My Thoughts

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the AABPA Symposium which was held at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme of the symposium was “From the Budget Act to the Recovery Act: A Balancing Act.” Now, I’ve grown up in a family of financial gurus. Not only do my family members… Read more »