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Federal News Network Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.
 
From the Trenches is a healthcare analytics podcast from Cotiviti (formerly Verscend Technologies), a leading solutions and analytics company that is reshaping the economics of healthcare. On the show, we explore the latest trends in healthcare quality and performance analytics, risk adjustment, payment integrity, and data management. Tweet your suggestions and comments for the podcast to @cotiviti or email jeffrey.robinson@cotiviti.com.
 
The CPA Australia Podcast brings you the best in on-demand commentary and thought leadership across a variety of topics related to business, leadership and accounting. Each week, our podcast will help you increase your knowledge of business related topics and point you to some of the world’s best resources in strategy, finance and public practice accounting. Never miss an episode by subscribing today via iTunes.
 
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On this week's show, John Willison, the top civilian leader at Army Combat Capabilities Development Command joins Jared Serbu to discuss how DEVCOM is thinking about telework in a post-pandemic environment. In a recent survey, 40 percent of the command's workforce said they want to keep working remotely 100 percent of the time, and DEVCOM thinks th…
 
The Defense Department is now onto its fourth year of full-scale financial audits. At first glance, the results from the first three years aren’t encouraging: DoD has more auditor-identified financial problems now than it did a year ago. But there are some signs of forward momentum if you know where to look. Our guest, Carmen Malone, the Deputy Ass…
 
Under a new agreement with LendLease, a large military housing operator, $1.1 billion in debt-financed housing improvements are expected to start as soon as May across six large Army bases. To explain how the deal will work, two guests from the Army's housing partnerships office join Jared Serbu. Scott Chamberlain is the chief of capital ventures i…
 
The Defense Production Act is a special presidential authority we heard about quite a bit toward the beginning of the pandemic as the Trump administration used it to procure personal protective equipment, vaccine-related supplies and other materials. But President Biden has promised to take things a bit further – using the DPA to ramp up vaccine pr…
 
The Navy Department is making some big changes to how it buys and uses commercial cloud computing services. Within the next few months, all the Navy and Marine Corps’ cloud purchases will be funneled through a single “marketplace,” and program managers will no longer be allowed to use their own contracts to buy cloud. Jared talks with two guests fr…
 
Like the other military services, the Navy has been working in recent years to improve the readiness of its aviation fleets – especially since cuts under the Budget control Act almost a decade ago dealt a serious blow to readiness. Bigger maintenance budgets over the last few years have helped, but money isn’t everything. The Navy is trying to inno…
 
A new Pentagon working group is trying to bring more rigor to DoD’s management of its software acquisition workforce. But the department faces a major hurdle: it knows almost nothing about the workforce as it stands today – not even how many people are in it. The RAND Corporation recently published recommendations on how DoD can identify the workfo…
 
Part of our Excel Yourself series about skills you should know in Microsoft Excel for your day to day use. In this episode learn about small data sets. Excel is not a database, but it can handle small datasets. These can be useful for data that isn’t available in existing databases, but is still required for reports or dashboards. This podcast look…
 
In our ongoing series of podcasts about Microsoft Excel, did you know you can create your own functions in Excel? In this podcast we look at three functions (called User Defined Functions or UDF’s) that you can create to improve Excel’s functionality. One function returns the username. The next determines if a cell contains a date. The last functio…
 
In August, the Navy announced it was increasing the ceiling value for its Information Warfare Research Project OTA to $500 million. That’s after IWRP exhausted its initial 100 million dollar ceiling in just a little over a year and a half. To talk about how that happened and some of the technology that’s come out of IWRP since the OTA was first sig…
 
In this re-release episode, originally released in July 2020, Simon Eassom discusses how having a micro-credential on your resume demonstrates specialised skills that employers can trust. He covers why you’ll start to see the rise of importance of micro-credentials in our education system, why they give an employer a third-party validation of your …
 
Using current professional indemnity insurance claims as examples, in this podcast episode Drew Fenton CPA and Kevin Nhan discuss the risks public practitioners face if they operate outside of their mandate and areas of expertise. Guest: Kevin Nhan, Service Manager, Professional Lines Claims, QBE Host: Drew Fenton CPA, Managing Director, Fenton Gre…
 
The Pentagon's acquisition system often gets a bad rap -- often deservedly so. But DoD's fledgling Space Development Agency is offering the latest example in why the Federal Acquisition Regulation doesn't have to be synonymous with slowness. SDA just awarded a major multi-million dollar systems integration contract in the span of three and a half m…
 
In this podcast episode, you’ll hear from Doug Niven, ASIC’s chief accountant, on their approach to regulation and support in the COVID-19 environment. Niven will discuss ASIC’s focus areas for financial reporting in the current economic environment, as well as their frequently asked questions, to assist preparers and auditors tackle some of the ch…
 
This episode was originally released 22nd May 2020 and is part of our CPA Congress 2020 re-release series. In this podcast episode, Schmitz and Pirovich examine the proposal for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and the current level of interest among central banks in issuing them.
 
The Army is finding new ways to partner with the communities around its bases. Thanks to a 2015 law that lets the military services sign service agreements with local governments without the pain of traditional federal contracts, the Army has now signed dozens of Intergovernmental Service Agreements for everything from snow removal to animal contro…
 
This episode was originally released on 15th May 2020. In this podcast episode, Bernard Salt provides an insight into the economic and social trends in Australia for the remainder of this year and beyond, and why he thinks the path ahead is a "staircase recovery", with the real issue being how to navigate it.…
 
Troy Meyer, DoD's principal deputy inspector general for audit joins Jared Serbu to discuss why open recommendations are headed in the wrong direction (there are now 170 that are five years old or older, compared to 80 last year).Later, we get an update on the Air Force's experiments with Enterprise IT as a Service from Maj. Gen. Kevin Kennedy, the…
 
This podcast episode introduces Andrew Seinor FCPA, co-creator of The H Factor, and Sainyog Prajapati CPA, founder of Next Climb and F360. They discuss how they work together on strategic planning, the benefits of digital innovation, and how mutual respect and trust are key to a productive working relationship. Listen now.…
 
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