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Posted by on Jul 30, 2020

Association of Government Accountants Professional Development Training 2020

Association of Government Accountants Professional Development Training 2020

As in years past, Management Concepts attended and exhibited at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Training (PDT), but this year was unlike any other, featuring a fully virtual event complete with a virtual expo hall. The energy level was high with inspiration and motivation exuded by keynote speakers and informative breakouts. Throughout […]

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Posted by on Jul 16, 2020

Lead with Hope and Optimism During COVID-19

Lead with Hope and Optimism During COVID-19

How do we keep our teams engaged and inspired to work at their full potential during the age of COVID-19? When anxiety and uncertainty pervade every conversation, how do we keep reaching for the next best idea? We need healthy bodies, minds, and spirits for energy and clear-headedness. But how do leaders break through the […]

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Posted by on Jul 13, 2020

The Five Components of Internal Control

The Five Components of Internal Control

Believe it or not, internal control is your job, too! In fact, it is mandated by the Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950, which required agencies to establish systems of internal control. The Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act of 1982 strengthened this system by requiring agency heads to report annually according to prescribed internal […]

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2020

The Bearer of Bad News in Project and Program Management and Beyond

The Bearer of Bad News in Project and Program Management and Beyond

According to the PMI 2020 Pulse of the Profession, the focus in the field of project and program management is leaders — leaders who can pivot quickly when their plan isn’t working, who understand how to apply emerging technologies, and who have exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate and motivate their teams effectively. All three of […]

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Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

Putting Robotic Process Automation to Work in the Federal Government

Putting Robotic Process Automation to Work in the Federal Government

In response to the strong emphasis on modernizing technology and utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) throughout the Federal Government, the General Services Administration (GSA) has partnered with Federal Chief Information Officer, Suzette Kent, to establish a governmentwide Artificial Intelligence Community of Practice (CoP). The AI CoP enables leaders to share lessons learned and new ideas for implementing machine learning, human-centered interactions, natural language processing, rule-based automation, and robotic process automation (RPA).  Artificial Intelligence in Action Among the various forms of artificial intelligence, RPA stands out […]

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Posted by on Jan 7, 2020

Knowledge Check – Internal Controls

Knowledge Check – Internal Controls

Simply stated, internal controls are like mom’s house rules. If you want things to run smoothly, you must follow these processes and procedures. If you fail to do so, you will face serious consequences. The main difference between mom’s house rules and the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO’s) Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government […]

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