General (Most ERM Practitioners)

The Enterprise Risk Channel provides a mechanism for employees to send potential risks to the Office of the Chief Risk Officer on a confidential basis. This sample form has been provided by the IRS.

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An Imperative for Agency Leaders to Embrace Enterprise Risk Management Several recent reports and studies have detailed a range of worsening trends and developments that are creating an increased risk for significant government failure. Many of the reports offer recommendations for action by Congress and the Administration. However, they do not go as far to (more…)

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On April 16, 2018, the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) held the second annual enterprise risk management (ERM) workshop with federal government professionals. This workshop provided an opportunity for over 150 professionals to hear ERM thought leadership from senior government leaders and discuss with their colleagues (more…)

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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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This article, reproduced with the permission of the Association of Government Accountants, discusses how Enterprise Risk Management has helped one federal agency recover from crisis and rebuild public trust.

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In June 2017, AFERM partnered with AGA to present the 2017 ERM Workshop: Beyond Compliance, Driving Organizational Value. More than 150 federal professionals participated in this forum, to share progress and best practices related to using ERM to drive organizational value. This summary report shares the information discussed during this workshop.

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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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