Monday, January 14, 2013
Shared Services Strategy from OMB and Treasury Previewed at AGA’s Third Annual Federal Financial Systems Summit
Over 400 government financial professionals gathered at AGA’s Federal Financial Systems Summit in Washington last week to learn about and to discuss the near-term and future prospects of Federal financial management and systems in a budget constrained environment. The summit provided for an open dialogue between federal agency stakeholders, private-sector sponsors and key policymakers from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) through town hall-style sessions where participants were encouraged to engage each other and openly express their thoughts, ideas and concerns.
Danny Werfel, Controller, OMB and Richard Gregg, Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Treasury, set the tone at the event by declaring a renewed commitment to drive federal agencies seeking to modernize their financial management systems to utilize shared services, where possible. In alignment with OMB’s Office of Electronic Government “Shared First” strategy, OMB and Treasury will be issuing new guidance very soon, and coordinating with agencies to leverage shared services for their core financial systems modernization initiatives.