GAO Reviews: Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication

Government programs are created and implemented for various reasons. These programs are usually managed by a Federal department or specific agency or by more than one agency in the case of cross...

If I Were President…

*Click here to download the PDF of this article* “We in America do not have government by the majority — we have government by the majority who participate... All tyranny needs to gain a foothold...

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...

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 Eric Stewart and Roberto Calderon. In today’s technology-heavy world, working “outside of your area or...

Managing Program Evaluations Using QSIE Standards

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

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, Eric Stewart and Dr. Paul Eder. An audit is an official inspection or examination of...

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, Eric Stewart and Dr. Paul Eder. Auditors today need to be tech savvy. Nearly...

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...

A Novel Concept for Fiscal Reform

A Call for a National Summit Without fiscal reform, our demise may be certain. While I am not an economist (my expertise lies in organizational effectiveness), I know many factors contribute to...