Grant Thornton

  • How much cash can an efficient grants program save at your agency?

    Tim Lawler, director of the grants management practice at Grant Thornton and former director of financial management at the FAA, tells the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how the grants process can be streamlined at agencies.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – April 10, 2013

    We continue our weeklong series, Rise of the Money People, by interviewing GAO Chief Accountant Bob Dacey about fuzzy federal agency budget sheets and Tim Lawler, director of the grants management practice at Grant Thornton, about fine-tuning the grants process.

  • Pentagon Solutions: Longstanding challenges plague federal acquisition personnel

    Stan Soloway, the President and CEO of the PSC, and Phil Kangas, a principal with Grant Thornton, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the findings of a survey of federal acquisition personnel.

  • Federal acquisition leaders distressed over workforce, budget cuts

    Latest edition of a biennial survey, sponsored by a contracting industry group, finds acquisition leaders have the same challenges they had a decade ago. But they fear tighter budgets will reverse progress toward improving the government’s acquisition workforce.

  • Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

    Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration’s steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

  • Federal Drive interviews – Oct. 1, 2012

    A former chief financial officer explains how agencies can prepare for the start of a new fiscal year. And NOAA shares details of a new satellite to help track weather changes worldwide.

  • Training in the federal government

    Bill Bransford will host a round table discussion of how agencies are currently training their managers and employees. September 7, 2012

  • Federal workforce issues

    Avue Technologies Co-CEO Linda Rix, joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about what’s ahead for federal human resources managers. August 10, 2012

  • Medina advocates better CHCO communication to stop budget axe

    Federal chief human capital officers should develop a consistent message about the effects of budget cuts on human resources, said CHCO Council Executive Director Kathryn Medina. The goal is to explain the tangible effects of spending reductions on core agency missions.

  • Major changes to performance management in OMB budget guidance

    The White House issued the updated Circular A-11 guidance for the 2014 budget development. The performance management section includes some of the most significant changes. In an exclusive interview with Federal News Radio, OMB’s Shelley Metzenbaum said agencies have a multi-year plan to improve programs and accountability.