Mark Easton

  • DoD also cutting improper payments

    Agencies are accountable for how they’re run – including improper payments. We learn about how Defense is tackling the issue from Mark Easton, the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at DoD

  • DoD on path to obtain clean books by 2017

    The Defense Department’s deputy chief financial officer said Friday that the department believes it will achieve the 2017 deadline to produce auditable financial statements. DoD is approaching the problem in way that makes clear that clean books are not only the responsibility of its accountants, he said.

  • DoD, PTO discuss plans for potential shutdown

    Federal financial managers are coming to terms with financial compliance; limited money for new systems or upgrades; and the continuing need for achieving clean audits, financial transparency, and compliance. How are those financial managers facing these challenges is the subject of the Federal News Radio Discussion: Accounting in Austerity.

  • Treasury to process all invoices electronically

    All agency bureaus will implement the Internet Payment Platform by 2012. Additionally, all Treasury vendors must submit invoices through the portal starting in 2013. The electronic invoice payment program is one of 12 initiatives to improve federal financial management.

  • DoD makes slow progress towards clean 2017 audit

    Mark Easton, DoD’s deputy chief financial officer, says the challenges toward a clean audit are significant but the Pentagon is still optimistic.

  • In Depth Show Blog – Feb. 5, 2014

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • DoD on track to reach auditability

    Host Francis Rose talked to Mark Easton, deputy chief financial officer at the Defense Department, about DoD’s efforts to reach auditability.

  • DoD’s costing exercise a silver lining in the troublesome audit effort

    The Defense Department is analyzing back-office and commercial-like services in an effort to reduce spending.

  • DoD prepared to find lessons learned in audit it expects to fail

    The Defense Department is working hard this year on an audit it will almost certainly fail, but DoD leaders say the review offers valuable insight into how the Pentagon spends and operates.

  • Getting under the hood of the FITARA 6.0 scorecard to find true IT reforms

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members were not happy with the continued slow or lack of progress in implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA).