Change in Technology Means Little without a Change of Mindset

The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to seek ways to automate redundant tasks and eliminate inefficiencies from its financial systems and business processes… Enter Robotic Process Automation or “Bots”. Bot teams across the Department have been busy interviewing stakeholders, documenting processes, and designing/developing bots to assist with rudimentary tasks. The goal is simple – identify ways to have computers replace repetitive tasks performed by analysts so that they can spend a majority of their time analyzing.

Innovation by Developing New Ideas and Escaping Old Ones

Innovation is critical for every organization trying to survive in a rapidly changing business environment. Innovation itself does not necessarily require exotic new technology but rather an adaptive, creative, and flexible culture within the organization to help foster innovative ideas for challenging problems. Economist John Maynard Keyes knew innovative ideas required a paradigm shift by famously stating: “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping old ones.”

Senators Request Department of Defense Commit to Timely Completion of FY2019 Audit

The Department of Defense (DoD) completed its first full department-wide financial audit in November 2018, a massive effort that required a plethora of over 1,200 accountants visiting over 600 DoD sites and valuing DoD assets at $2.7 trillion. U.S. Senators David Perdue, R-Ga., Angus King, I-Me.,, and 24 bipartisan members of the U.S.

Environmental Liability Challenges the U.S. Government

Environmental issues continue to grab headlines these days as individuals, organizations, and governments voice growing concerns over protecting our natural resources. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) acknowledged these concerns by adding “The U.S. Government’s Environmental Liability” to their High Risk List, a registry of federal agencies and programs that are most in need of transformation. More information regarding the GAO’s High Risk List may be found here.

Congress Weighs in on Department of Defense Audit Results

In November 2018, the Department of Defense (DoD) completed its first full financial audit. While several components received a passing grade, including the U.S.

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