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Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

Paying for Federal IT Modernization

Paying for Federal IT Modernization

One of the themes in the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) focuses on eliminating the discrepancy between the American people’s experiences dealing with the private sector and their experiences interacting with the Federal Government. For many Federal Agencies, bridging this gap will require an overhaul of information technology (IT) assets and processes.

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2018

Insights and updates from AGA’s 2018 National Leadership Training

Insights and updates from AGA’s 2018 National Leadership Training

I recently had the opportunity to represent Management Concepts at the Association of Government Accountants’ National Leadership Training (NLT) event at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. This two-day event is designed to develop and train government financial professionals to excel as leaders. Featured speakers included Dave DeLong, President, Smart Workforce Strategies and Mark Updegrove, CEO, National Medal of Honor Museum. The event drew hundreds of CEO’s, CFO’s, senior executives, PhD’s, CPA’s, senior managers, and future leaders from Federal, state, and local organizations across the U.S.

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Posted by on Aug 2, 2017

Use It or Lose It: Fiscal Year-End Spending

Use It or Lose It: Fiscal Year-End Spending

The end of the Federal fiscal year is well on its way, and that means funds may be made available to certain programs and activities for obligation before they expire on September 30. These funds usually flow from things that could not be executed as planned, or from reserves for contingencies that never materialized. How […]

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Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

Inspiration and Insight at AGA’s 2017 National Leadership Training Event

Inspiration and Insight at AGA’s 2017 National Leadership Training Event

The AGA NLT 2017 exhibit hall was packed with accountants, auditors, CEOs, CPAs, CGFMs, consultants, senior government leaders, and business developers—made for a pretty broad representation of Federal financial management professionals. So, what kept everybody together for two days? Dedication to outstanding public service and exceptional leadership. The event schedule was filled with expert-led presentations, with topics including Presidential transition, cyber security, the DATA act, and risk management

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