ASMC PDI: Focused on the Future
The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Professional Development Institute (PDI) 2022 reunited members of the defense financial management community from across the United States and Department of Defense installations around the world, with some traveling from as far away as Germany and South Korea to attend the event in Atlanta, Georgia. May 31 through June 3, 2022 marked a special occasion for PDI, as it was the first onsite national training event for ASMC members since PDI 2019. Along with the approximately 3,000 onsite attendees, a nearly equal number of participants joined the hybrid event virtually.
Now and Then
The 2022 theme, “The Edge of Innovation,” was reflected in the remarks of senior officials, who gave an overview of where DoD currently stands on pressing issues like transformation and automation. Analytics for performance evaluation and business intelligence reporting were amongst the topics that received substantial attention. DoD budget officials and service budget officers presented their respective budgets, budget issues, and plans – all to illustrate how the different budgets were in alignment with the new National Defense Strategy.
The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller Budget Formulation Workshop presentation was at maximum capacity. Senior flag rank military and civilian personnel from each of the services provided a high-level overview of total budget spending for the current fiscal year and projected budgetary resources for FY 2023. At this time, $800 billion dollars is the projected budget number for Appropriations Subcommittees for 2023 defense spending.
A great deal of discussion took place regarding execution problems created by the frequent and multiple continuing resolutions and how the funding levels of a continuing resolution harm DoD’s ability to execute their full programs once their regular appropriations are enacted later in the fiscal year. (Watch Management Concepts On-Demand Webinar for more information.)
With You All the Way
Management Concepts was proud to be a Sapphire Sponsor of the event, as well as the Certified Defense Financial Manager reception. Management Concepts offers over 200 courses aligned to the DoD Financial Management Certification in multiple topic areas, and is an authorized provider of Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Certification (EDFMTC) test preparation. Attendees were able to stop by the Management Concepts exhibit booth both onsite and online to pick up information on our newest courses in Financial Management and Analytics, and link to the newly-released 2022-2023 Student Resource Guide. Course dates for classroom and virtual learning are all listed online.
Those who had taken courses with Management Concepts before were also pleased to have an opportunity to speak with two financial management instructors and the product director at our exhibit booth, as well as attend the sessions they presented. Among these were the “Antideficiency Act (ADA): Practical Applications”, “Cost-Benefit Analysis” Mini-Course, and “People First… Mission Always: Key to Achieving Extraordinary Results.” The at-capacity ADA session will be reprised as a free webinar in the near future; be sure to sign up to be notified when registration opens.
Until Next Time
Management Concepts is proud to partner with ASMC throughout the year as a Corporate Gold Member and we look forward to joining ASMC at many more events and educational opportunities to come. Stay up to date on all of our partnership activities and value-adds for members of the DoD FM community, including free webinars and eBooks on our ASMC partnership page.