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Comptroller General Disappointed with DATA Act Compliance

When the U.S. Comptroller General expresses concern about federal compliance with laws affecting grant programs, that can’t be a good sign. Speaking this week to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ 2018 Accounting and Auditing Update Conference, Comptroller General…

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GAO Issues 2018 Revision of the Government Auditing Standards

After seven years, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) yesterday issued a new revision of the Government Auditing Standards, also known as the “Yellow Book,” which assists government auditors at the federal, state and local levels produce high-quality audits that reflect…

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Sneak Preview: 2018 Yellow Book Will Not Require Review on Waste

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) A partner with KPMG LLP and member of the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) advisory council recently explained why a requirement for auditors to assess waste and…

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Sneak Preview: CMS Urged To Better Identify Improper Payments

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to review its regulatory authority and audit resources to determine…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Calls for Emergency Preparedness Assessment

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Until the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) completes a nationwide assessment that fully evaluates the performance of its emergency preparedness grant…

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GAO Plans To Issue Revised Yellow Book This Summer

For all those auditors and auditees out there who have waited seven years for the next revision of the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), also known as the Yellow Book, the wait may be over in the next couple of months….

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Sneak Preview: FWS Aims To Develop Uniform Performance Report

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of the Interior Office of Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plans to work with state agencies to develop a standardized performance report that will…

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Sneak Preview: HHS To Assist States in Submitting T-MSIS Data

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials said they are taking measures to help states submit compete Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) data that…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Urges CMS To Incorporate Antifraud Framework

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to use information gleaned from its current fraud risk assessments…

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Sneak Preview: Few Faith-Based Grantees Seek Hiring Exemption

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Although faith-based organizations receiving federal grant funding under programs that statutorily prevent employment discrimination based on religion may now request an exemption to hire based on…

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