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This document is intended to assist agencies with successfully implementing the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act), and complying with OMB Memorandum M-18-16, which calls for agencies to establish data quality plans (DQP) effective in FY 2019. This Playbook was developed by an inter-agency, inter-disciplinary working group (initially launched by the CFOC in 2017) to improve DATA Act implementation and support the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goal Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset. The Playbook reflects the collective contributions of the Federal financial assistance, acquisitions and financial management communities. The working group collaborated with key representatives of OMB, Treasury, and the Inspectors General community throughout the development of this Playbook.

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OMB reviewed existing internal control reporting guidance to identify opportunities to reduce waste and burden on agencies, while balancing the need for transparency. OMB updates to Appendix A of OMB Circular A-123, “Management of Reporting and Data Integrity Risk” will give agencies maximum flexibility to focus their resources on high-risk areas of data quality, and enable agencies to leverage data as a strategic asset for accomplishing their missions, and providing greater public transparency.

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DHS HQ Risk Lexicon is the second edition of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Risk Lexicon and represents an update of the version published in September 2008. More than seventy terms and definitions were included in the first edition of the DHS Risk Lexicon. The 2010 edition includes fifty new terms and definitions in addition to revised definitions for twenty-three of the original terms. It was produced by the DHS Risk Steering Committee (RSC). The RSC, chaired by the Under Secretary.

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On January 24th, 2018, AFERM hosted a networking event for AFERM members. The event included a presentation by Nandini Kini, Senior Director for ERM at Capital One. Nandini presented on how ERM is evolving in the private sector and shared some ERM leading practices and lessons learned from the private sector as well. This presentation is only (more…)

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“Enterprise Risk Management: A Guide for Government Professionals” is the first textbook written on ERM in government. It provides a body of knowledge for educating and teaching pedagogy around the ERM subject. Includes survey of state, local and gov’t practitioners, and survey of core competencies. Book won the Most Promising New Textbook Award and reached Amazon’s Best Sellers List in Risk Management.

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Thomas H. Stanton provides an insightful review of the 2017 book by Allan S. Benjamin, PhD.

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COSO has unveiled an update to its Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework and is seeking public comment of the proposal, from 6/15/16 9/30/16.

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Performance and Strategic Reviews

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