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Former HUD official faces punishment for Hatch Act violation during Trump administration

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel handed down a fine and two-year ban from federal service to a former official at Housing and…

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Even as negative audit findings rise, glimmers of progress on DoD’s 2020 financial statement

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Federal accounting can be a more dynamic career than it sounds, industry group says

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Disclaimers, material weaknesses no longer weighing down HUD’s financial management

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Army taking fresh look at overhauling financial IT systems

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Pentagon’s longstanding audit failures also pose a recruiting challenge

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Second year of audits shows DoD getting better grasp of business processes

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Despite growing list of problems, DoD says financial audit is already yielding benefits

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DoD’s second financial audit uncovers 1,300 new deficiencies

Although the Pentagon resolved more than 500 findings from last year’s audit, so far, auditors are identifying financial management problems faster than…

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FILE - In this June 5, 2015 file photo, a view of the Homeland Security Department headquarters in Washington. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump’s travel ban pose a terror threat to the U.S.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

DHS’ 2-RFP plan to modernize financial systems draws criticism

The Department of Homeland Security released two solicitations seeking industry help to consolidate and modernize as many as 22 legacy financial management…

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VA’s legacy IT spend is going up, even as growing list of new projects call for tech upgrades

IT at the Department of Veterans Affairs took center stage on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as the House Veterans Affairs Committee held two hearings in attempt to better understand the agency’s long list of challenges.

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