OPEN Government Data Act

A new year has started with changes in legislation as new bills have been reviewed at both the Senate and House level. As we approach the end of the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, it is important...

What Federal HR Could Learn from Tennessee’s Reforms

I recently visited the state of Tennessee to review its award-winning human resources function and training program and the reforms state officials have made over a five-year period. I took a federal...

Tips to Help Non-Technology Auditors Manage Technology Audits in Government

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Roberto Calderon. In today’s technology-heavy world, working “outside of your area or industry” is a...

Using New Technology on Government Audits

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Roberto Calderon, Lyn McGee and Dr. Paul Eder. It is almost 2019, with less than two weeks to finish an...

Being an Auditor vs. Being an Auditee

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Dr. Paul Eder. Government audits always have two major players who enter the project with wildly different...

Managing Program Evaluations Using QSIE Standards

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Roberto Calderon and Dr. Paul Eder. Evaluations are a systematic assessment of the operation and/or outcomes...

Tips for Serving as an Expert Resource on a Government Audit

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Roberto Calderon and Dr. Paul Eder. An audit is an official inspection or examination of financial statements,...

Auditing Agile Projects: Things to Consider

This article is one of a 7-part series on "Technology Auditing Strategies" co-authored by Roberto Calderon and Dr. Paul Eder. Many new technology projects in government are being implemented via Agile...

Static Code Analysis: A Tool for Technology Auditors

This article is one of a 7-part series on “Technology Auditing Strategies” co-authored by Roberto Calderon and Dr. Paul Eder. Auditors today need to be tech savvy. Nearly every new...

Stop Complaining About Federal Hiring and Fix it

It’s not an insurmountable problem. As I walk the halls of many agencies the two biggest complaints I hear are: “It takes too long to hire people” and “I can’t get top talent.” In...