Carlos Otal

  • RFIs are futile and other challenges with government, industry communications

    Carlos Otal, the managing partner for Grant Thornton’s public sector, discusses in Federal News Radio’s new show, Views from the Corner Office, that there is less fear of new or emerging technologies.

  • Forward-looking IGs should set sights on data and the people who know how to use it

    The report highlights four steps IGs must take if they want to embrace a changing government.

  • Treasury figuring out how the shared services pieces fit into governmentwide puzzle

    In part 3 of our special report, Shared Services Revisited, Federal News Radio explores the administration’s plans to ensure success in consolidating and standardizing financial systems this time around. Beth Angerman, director of Treasury’s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (OFIT), said the goal is creating a repeatable, sustainable process for agencies to move to federal financial management providers. Over the next six months, Treasury and OMB must answer many of the outstanding questions about how this initiative will truly work.

  • Familiar questions, few answers so far for OMB’s latest financial systems effort

    In part 1 of Federal News Radio’s special report, this second attempt by OMB to move agencies to financial management shared services is fraught with the same obstacles of a decade ago. But OMB believes this attempt at shared services is different. The administration says budget concerns and technology advancements will help overcome these long-standing barriers.