Danny Werfel

  • Agencies could be liable for certain costs under sequestration

    Agencies will be liable for many of the costs coming from the termination of contracts, including legal fees and employee compensation costs, if sequestration happens Jan. 2, 2013 and if vendors do not issue layoff notices this fall.

  • Leading OMB’s government-wide financial management improvements

    Mr. Werfel is responsible coordinating OMB’s efforts to initiate government-wide improvements in all areas of financial management.

  • Timing, technology converge to better attack improper payments

    Over the last three years, agencies understood the problem better, improved how they tracked the information and used advanced data analysis tools to lower the governmentwide rate to 4.69 percent from 5.42 percent in 2009. While the amount of money improperly paid out hit a high of $125 billion in 2010, Danny Werfel, the Office of Management and Budget’s controller, expects it to drop for a second consecutive year, below the $115 billion mark in 2011.

  • Leading OMB’s government-wide financial management improvements

    Mr. Werfel is responsible coordinating OMB’s efforts to initiate government-wide improvements in all areas of financial management.

  • GAT Board to finish testing spending oversight tools this summer

    In its second report to the President, the Government Accountability and Transparency Board updates progress on several pilots to implement three broad-based recommendations. DoD and HHS are reviewing how best to standardize spending data. OMB is developing a Statement of Spending to provide more transparency into how agencies spend their funds.

  • OMB tells CFOs to run SAVE Award ideas by broader audience

    The administration will kick off the 2012 program to find money-saving ideas in a few weeks. Agencies will get to vote on a final list of ideas in the next few months.

  • Agency officials tout progress on security clearances

    Agency officials from the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management, along with a handful of other agencies, cited significant improvements in both timeliness and accuracy in the security-clearance program at a Senate subcommittee. The agencies agreed, however, much work remained to maintain that progress and to take on new challenges, such as reciprocity and reinvestigation.

  • GAO: Faulty system lists rat-infested federal buildings in excellent condition

    The administration has set steep goals in slashing the number of excess federal properties and the costs associated with operating them. But the main resource for tracking federal properties is plagued by unsound data collection efforts, inconsistent standards and inaccuracies, according to a new Government Accountability Office review.

  • In Depth interviews – June 5

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Do Not Pay tool makes agencies ‘smarter’ about payments

    Danny Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, told In Depth with Francis Rose the newly launched Do Not Pay tool makes agencies smarter about making payments.