Association of Government Accountants

  • Moran, Davis offer insights into bipartisanship

    Two veteran lawmakers analyze stimulus passage.

  • deSeve speaks at AGA event

    The bookkeeping angle of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was the subject of a meeting of the Association of Government Accountants. Ed deSeve holds the multiple titles of Special Advisor to the President; Assistant…

  • AGA holds conference how to lower the risks of wrongdoing

    Keeping fraud out of your organization isn’t easy, but two days from now you’re going to get some help. The Association of Government Accountants launches its Internal Control and Fraud Conference. You’ll find some heavy-hitters…

  • Program tool updated to ease oversight

    The Cooperative Audit Resolution and Oversight Initiative (CAROI) provides today’s government officials with a concrete tool to improve programs and to deal with fiscal and programmatic challenges. Rich Rasa with Education’s IG’s Office explains how it works.

  • Issa: Pay debate is subset of larger challenges

    The Chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said Republicans can sound evil during the debate about whether feds are overpaid. But the bigger issue, he said, is the overall HR processes used across government. Issa said agencies need to have a right-size the workforce more easily.

  • CFOs say federal financial model no longer useful

    A new survey by Grant Thornton and the Association of Government Accountants found federal financial managers want a new way to present data that is more meaningful. CFOs also said they are starting to take advantage of predictive analysis tools.

  • Agencies must work together to reduce improper payments

    The Association of Government Accountants recently released recommendations on how federal agencies can cut improper payments as a way to cut costs.

  • Data analytics help agencies spot problems, trends in operations

    A forthcoming report by the Association of Government Accountants outlines how federal agencies can best use data analytics to spot trends, problems in operations or evidence of fraud.

  • IGs tell managers, employees to beef up fight against workplace fraud

    Agency leaders take steps to show they’re serious about employee fraud. Too often, they’re relying on the inspector general’s office to detect corruption.

  • No civilian furloughs in 2014, Pentagon promises

    DoD says it’s committed to making sure civilians are not furloughed in fiscal 2014, which begins in October. But if sequestration remains in place, the alternative would almost certainly be involuntary reductions in force for both civilian workers and uniformed service members, officials say.