Grant Thornton

  • Unlocking the power of podcasts

    Robert Shea of Grant Thornton and Kurt Schneid of Brand Ready Media, joined host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center, discuss how to leverage podcasts to build your company’s brand.

  • To be successful, new VA CIO must listen, do research and be humble

    Before James Gfrerer, VA chief information officer, answers the ranking member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, he should meet with many of his stakeholders to understand the lay of the land.

  • CMS sees improper payments drop after ‘targeted review’ of requirements

    One of the biggest culprits of improper payments in the federal government — the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — is making progress to combat the issue.

  • NASCIO publishes 2018 state CIO survey

    Gone are the days where state CIOs are pri­marily focused on IT infrastructure. CIOs ranked communica­tion, relationship-building and strategic think­ing as the most critical leadership traits for a successful CIO. Technology expertise came in at number nine.

  • Fraud is not a four-letter word, a new playbook is striving to prove that

    The CFO Council and the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Fiscal Service give agencies a guide to address an area of improper payments that has long been overlooked.

  • Bionics, digital financial management opening agencies up to do more valuable work

    Demek Adams, a principal at Grant Thornton who leads the financial management practice, said agencies can jump on that bandwagon and improve not only their financial management, but their overall business processes and citizen services by making better use of the data.

  • How CIOs can be trusted leaders of transformation

    LaVerne Council, the national managing principal for Enterprise Technology Strategy and Innovation at Grant Thornton and a former Veterans Affairs Department CIO, said agency technology executives have to tackle their challenging roles by combining their mission goals with IT strategies based on data to build trust across the department.

  • Does innovation exist in federal procurement? OFPP is on the look out

    OFPP has asked ACT-IAC to help find and share examples of agencies who are being innovative in federal procurement.

  • Inspectors general fear staff cuts, less oversight under Trump budget plan

    The Trump administration seeks to cut more than $63 million from the IG offices at five agencies, according to its fiscal 2019 spending plan.

  • To fight fraud, understand your risks, analyze your data

    Linda Miller, the fraud risk management practice lead for Grant Thornton, said agencies continue to struggle to identify how big of a problem fraud is for their programs, partly because program managers don’t think it’s their responsibility.