Dave Mader and Jennifer Walcott, both of Deloitte Consulting, explain how agencies can keep complexity and customization to a minimum when modernizing IT.
In part one of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget officials say the three-year implementation is going well, while agency managers breathe a sigh of relief even as they prepare for the next step in standardized federal spending reports.
David Mader spent the last two years as the controller at the Office of Management and Budget working with the Treasury Department and other agencies to try to get a better handle on why the government spends money that is deemed improper.
The Office of Management and Budget Controller David Mader says the chief financial officers community will handle the presidential transition just fine, thanks in part to the community’s work on budget, shared services, risk management and data transparency.
The federal government is making progress when it comes to shrinking its real property footprint, but auditors says data accuracy and red tape are preventing agencies from being more streamlined with its real estate.
Full implementation of the DATA Act is at risk if the Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget don’t start keeping better tabs on agencies and their spending reports, says the Government Accountability Office.
David Mader, OMB’s controller, said the new policy guidance gives agencies until next spring to demonstrate how they are implementing enterprise risk management.
The Office of Management and Budget is close to finalizing Circular A-123, which will require an enterprise approach to risk management.
The Office of Management and Budget released a new memo May 4 formalizing existing initiatives and creating new efforts to help agencies move to shared services more easily.
The DATA Act will make it easier for the federal government to prepare for the future and help citizens, but before it can do that, agencies need help in meeting the May 2017 implementation deadline.