With a focus on putting policy into practice, there are signs of better times ahead, but still much to do. This edition of Dynamics explores.
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Government & Public Sector
Building a better working world
Government leaders today are under extraordinary pressure to do more with existing, or fewer, resources. Sequestration, reduced tax revenues, soaring deficits and a deepening national debt are driving a focus on aligning resources where they can achieve the best outcomes. At the same time, there is demand for visibility and transparency in the use of those resources.
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- Doing more with less
Every dollar counts. That’s the reality for federal managers. Now more than ever, they need to focus on making the right investments. They need to know what’s working — and what could be working better.
Our Government and Public Service professionals can help managers track spending and improve productivity. We can help managers transform the way they make decisions. We can help build accountability and transparency into the accounting process and help managers measure productivity and performance.
Our IT risk and assurance professionals can help your organization address the challenge of managing IT risks in a way that aligns with your overall strategy, while complying with increased federal and agency-level regulations. We draw on in-depth technical and IT-related risk management knowledge from our global organization to help you with IT Controls Services, IT Risk Transformation and IT Assurance.
- Finance optimization in the federal government
- Implementing a governance, risk and compliance program
- Understanding human capital risk management
- Shared services – critical challenges and key questions
- Smart Controls - transforming controls to boost your business
- Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 reporting services
- Department of State and EY Announce public-private partnership to address women’s entrepreneurship
On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Department of State and EY announced they will work together on an initiative geared towards helping women entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with the skills, capacity building, and leadership opportunities to scale their businesses, driving the global economy. The Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas initiative, (WEAmericas), launched at the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Colombia, leverages public-private partnerships to increase women’s economic participation and address barriers women confront in starting and growing small and medium sized enterprises.
The Department of State and EY will collaborate with U.S. Embassies and local partners in Colombia, El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina- to bring together women entrepreneurs through a series of four TechCamps, to be held in each country between October 2014 and April 2015. The interactive agenda for the two- day TechCamps will bring together local and international technology experts with women entrepreneurs to develop tech-enabled solutions that address challenges women face in growing their businesses.
- TechCamp Cali, Colombia: Mujeres Empresarias October 14-15, 2014
- Eighty Colombian women entrepreneurs met with Latin American technologists to learn how low-cost, easy-to-implement technology could increase their market potential and grow their business
- Realizing the potential of Latin American women entrepreneurs
- TechCamp supports Bolivian women entrepreneurs and inspires follow-on training
- TechCamp El Salvador - strengthening civil society across Latin America
- Managing enterprise risk
Interest in enterprise risk management (ERM) is growing fast among federal agencies. A number of them have appointed a chief risk officer to manage their ERM efforts. Federal entities are starting to focus on enterprise solutions to manage risks that impact strategic and tactical objectives and use of resources.
Along with this, a number of agencies are looking to translate the concept of ERM past the abstract framework into practical solutions that will ultimately support risk enabled performance.
There is a need for more risk intelligent management of agencies so that future opportunities and threats to the agency’s performance are recognized and addressed timely and appropriately.
The EY Government and Public Sector Enterprise Risk Management team offers a proven methodology and approach to help agencies leverage their investments in complying with Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123 Appendix A and other requirements by identifying and replacing isolated initiatives and remediation fixes with a holistic approach to integrating internal controls, compliance and risk management initiatives under an ERM framework.
- Uncovering how political executives manage
While the public may perceive government as all about “policy,” the bulk of government work is about delivering specific services either directly to the American public or conducting activities on behalf of the nation.
To understand the challenges of political leadership and how top executives succeed in accomplishing an Administration’s objectives, business-in-government experts Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson present the findings of a four-year study of top political appointees in the Obama Administration.
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