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Posted by on Oct 13, 2020

The Sobering Reality Presented at the AGA 2020 Internal Control & Fraud Prevention Training

The Sobering Reality Presented at the AGA 2020 Internal Control & Fraud Prevention Training

The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) consistently hosts informative and timely training events, pulling no punches when dealing with various conference topics. Last month, at the 2020 Internal Control & Fraud Prevention Training (IC&FPT), AGA continued that tradition. Moments of humor were interjected between conference sessions, a very welcome distraction from the very sobering conference, […]

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2020

Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and Vulnerability

Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, and Vulnerability

There are a number of “V’s” that are associated with big data; they include volume, variety, variability, and verification, but one that is often missing despite it being a major part of cybersecurity is vulnerability. It would seem that this “v” is the missing link between data analytics and cybersecurity. Why would cybersecurity professionals care […]

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Posted by on Oct 6, 2020

Effective Inclusion Programs Lead to Long-Term, Sustained Success

Effective Inclusion Programs Lead to Long-Term, Sustained Success

Are diversity and inclusion interconnected? Yes. Are they interchangeable? No. Diversity refers to the traits and characteristics, such as gender, ethnicity, and age, that make people unique. Inclusion is “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectively, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully […]

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2020

One Bad Apple

One Bad Apple

There’s good news and better news, despite what you may have heard about federal employees. Like the Motor Vehicle Administration, the federal government has a bad reputation when it comes to employee performance and cooperation. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), that characterization is undeserved. In their most recent time and attendance report, the […]

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2020

The Wants, Needs, and Requirements of Project Management

The Wants, Needs, and Requirements of Project Management

When we were young, we had desires that many of us would freely express to our parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and anyone else who would listen. We asked for anything from candy and gum to cars and trips without a second thought. For example: “Dad, I want to get a Mercedes” or “Mom, I want […]

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2020

The Joy of Data-Driven Decision-Making

The Joy of Data-Driven Decision-Making

The boss calls you into her office. She’s asking for your opinion, your gifted insight. What do you do? Although it may not be your first response, a quick read of A Step-by-Step Guide to Data-Driven Decision Making for Federal Employees by Cindi Johnson would be worth your while. Gifted insight is not born of […]

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