Some agencies have ambitious modernization goals because of the DATA Act. The Treasury Department replaced 30 legacy payment systems last year. But some plans work better than others. Dick Gregg is former fiscal assistant secretary of the Treasury Department and managing director of H.J. Steininger. He’s using his experience at the Treasury to think of the three best ways to take advantage of the DATA Act, and he shared them on In Depth with Francis Rose.
The Office of Management and Budget and the Treasury Department Friday announced they recertified the departments of Interior, Treasury and Transportation and added USDA to be the support pylons of its financial management shared services initiative. GSA is no longer an approved provider, and it’s unclear where its 44 customers will migrate to next.
Some agency leaders who would be charged with implementing the bill are unsure the DATA Act can be brought to life successfully. Officials said the government can improve how it makes data accessible and publishes procurement and other spending information. But the DATA Act may be asking for things that aren’t pragmatically possible.
Rob Strayer of the Bipartisan Policy Center discusses the compromise cybersecurity bill. Daniel Schuman talks about the Congressional Research Service. Dick Gregg fills us in on the Treasury’s annual fiscal report.
Dick Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary at Treasury, joins the Federal Drive with details on the Treasury’s move to paper-less benefits
Treasury will require individuals receiving Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Veterans, Railroad Retirement and Office of Personnel Management benefits to receive payments electronically. Dick Gregg, the acting fiscal assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, explains.