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Thursday, June 29, 2006

GSA - GSA's Role in Implementing FMLoB Government-Wide

"STATEMENT OF MARY MITCHELL DEPUTY ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY, STRATEGY AND THE FINANCIAL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION OFFICE (FSIO) EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTWIDE POLICY U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT, FINANCE, AND ACCOUNTABILITY U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2006

The FSIO office has three major areas of responsibilities:

1. - Requirements Development and Testing for Federal Financial Systems - Our office develops and prioritizes new Federal financial system requirements and develops and conducts testing and certification of Federal financial management systems, and works with both agencies and vendors on the adoption of these requirements.

2. - Special Projects - FMLoB Initiative - FSIO provides support to the Federal financial community by taking on special priority projects as determined by the OMB Controller and the CFO Council. The current special project is the FMLoB project which is extremely significant and central to the core mission of the office. In this role, my office plans and manages the work activities and FMLoB work teams, which are comprised of agency representatives supported by contractors. We use subject matter experts from Federal agencies, focused on narrowly-scoped tasks established to develop, review, and upgrade tools for agencies to implement the FMLoB initiative. Examples of these efforts include the Migration Planning Guidance, Performance Measures, Business Process Standards and Common Government Accounting Code.

3. - Outreach - Conducting outreach through an annual financial management conference and other related activities aimed at improving the core competencies of the Federal financial community. "

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