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Posted by on Nov 9, 2021

Data Quality and Data-Driven Decision Making

Data Quality and Data-Driven Decision Making

How reliable are your data? The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) caused many federal agencies to focus on data-driven decision-making. The benefits do sound promising, but the risks can be significant. Not every piece of data is relevant. Not every data source is reliable. Opinions and biases can cloud analyses. The […]

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Posted by on Oct 5, 2021

AGA Fraud 21 – A Brighter Outlook

AGA Fraud 21 – A Brighter Outlook

Regular attendees of the annual Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Internal Control & Fraud Prevention Training may have been struck by the contrasting tone of this year’s event, “Fraud 21,” from the previous year’s — from doom and gloom to hopeful and actionable. Fraud 20 was marked by the incredibly sobering statistics related to the pandemic, […]

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2021

Internal Control is Essential During Federal Emergency Responses

Internal Control is Essential During Federal Emergency Responses

In the early COVID-19 pandemic response of the federal government, the Small Business Administration (SBA) was charged with distributing nearly a trillion dollars of emergency relief funds through the Payment Protection Plan (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) programs as quickly as possible. In doing so, they had to choose two of three options: […]

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2021

How to Operate Under a Continuing Resolution

How to Operate Under a Continuing Resolution

On September 1, 2021, Steve Butler kept 500 attendees on the edge of their seats as he guided them through a live 75-minute webinar, “Agency Operations in the Absence of Regular Appropriation Bills: The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Business During a Continuing Resolution.” With their increasing frequency, knowing what to do and what not […]

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Posted by on Jul 29, 2021

An Inspirational 3 Days at AGA PDT 2021

An Inspirational 3 Days at AGA PDT 2021

Once again, Management Concepts was excited to exhibit at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Training (PDT), which was held virtually for the second year in a row. Though we weren’t all able to gather in Nashville as planned, AGA’s “Set the Stage” theme was carried throughout the event, with excellent content and […]

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Posted by on Jun 11, 2021

Highlights from the ASMC PDI 2021

Highlights from the ASMC PDI 2021

Management Concepts was proud to support the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) 2021 Professional Development Institute (PDI) as a Diamond Sponsor and Corporate Gold Member. Despite the physical distance between over 5,400 attendees, their camaraderie of spirit and unity of purpose was evident throughout this very first virtual PDI. Adapt, Evolve & Transform Success […]

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