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Posted by on Oct 20, 2014

This Week in Grants News

Virtual Training“This Week in Grants News” is a resource Management Concepts provides to keep you informed of important grants-related news from the week.

  • OMB Official Speaks to the Grants Professional Association (GPA)
    Gil Tran from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) spoke to the GPA annual conference in Portland, Oregon last week. Tran discussed how the Uniform Guidance (“Supercircular”) will transform grants management for Federal awarding agencies and grant recipients. Tran explained that the primary goals of the Uniform Guidance are to enhance performance, transparency, and oversight of grant awards.  
  • Feds Should Keep an Eye on the Race to Replace Issa
    The House Oversight Committee has jurisdiction over many issues affecting Federal employees and grants management. Due to committee term limits, the current chairman of the committee, Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA), must relinquish his gavel at the end of the 113th Congress. GovExec looks at the behind-the-scenes campaign to become the next chairman of the committee .
  • A Conversation with OMB Controller David Mader
    The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) recently interviewed OMB Controller David Mader. In the interview, Mader discussed the DATA Act, the need to improve government transparency, and challenges facing OMB. Read the interview here.
  • Watchdog’s View: An Interview with the DOE Inspector General
    The Washington Post interviewed the Inspector General for the Department of Education, Gregory Friedman. Friedman discussed the operations of his office, the challenges facing IGs, and the differing leadership traits of past Energy Secretaries. Read the interview here.
  • DATA Act Implementation Underway to Standardize Federal Financial Data Reporting
    The National Association of Counties
    (NACO) provides an update on the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act).  The DATA Act requires OMB and the Treasury Department to develop standardized financial reporting elements for all financial transactions. OMB is expected to release additional guidance next spring on this effort.


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