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Monday, March 29, 2010

Q&A: Mark Forman and Jeff Steinhoff on the future of federal financial management

Federal financial management is poised to undergo a new wave of transformation, say former information technology and financial management federal officials. With the closing of the Financial Systems Integration Office comes an opportunity to integrate disparate systems with cloud computing, say Mark Forman and Jeff Steinhoff, both former federal officials now with consulting firm KPMG.

FierceGovernmentIT recently spoke in depth with Forman and Steinhoff; below is a full transcript of the interview.

Forman headed the office of e-government and information technology at the Office of Management and Budget from mid 2001 through mid 2003. Steinhoff ended his government career in 2008 after lastly serving as the Government Accountability Office's managing director for financial management and assurance, and assistant comptroller general for accounting and information management.

Forman is a partner at KPMG and Steinhoff is executive director of KPMG's government institute.

Despite the length of the Q&A, there's insight a plenty. However, for highlights from the conversation, read this recap.

-FierceGovernmentIT.com
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