2017 NIAF Forum Videos

The National Intergovernmental Audit Forum (NIAF) is providing you these videos taken at the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum of July 18, 2017 and the Cybersecurity conference of July 19, 2017. The NIAF is sharing this program with the audit community without charge in the interest of promoting continued knowledge sharing during a time of fiscal challenges.

CPEs:  NIAF is not responsible for providing Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours for those who view program sessions.  Those interested in obtaining CPEs should seek guidance from their respective audit organization or relevant professional association.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Luis Escalante, Jr., NIAF Executive Director, at escalantel@gao.gov or 214-777-5693.


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and NIAF Chair


Federal, State and Local Issues Briefing

  • Michael E. Horowitz, Chair of Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and Inspector General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Ronald L. Jones, Chief Examiner, Department of Examiners of Public Accounts, Alabama
  • Jerry Heer, Director of Audits, Milwaukee County Audit Services Division, Milwaukee Office of the Comptroller

The Future of Public Service

  • Teresa W. Gerton, President and CEO, National Academy of Public Administration
  • Introduction: James-Christian Blockwood, Managing Director, Strategic Planning and External Liaison, U.S. GAO

Essential Developments in Government Accountability

  • Update on the Yellow Book Exposure Draft: Kristen Kociolek, Assistant Director, Financial Management and Assurance, U.S. GAO
  • Inspector General Use of GAO’s Schedule Assessment Guide: Allison C. Lerner, Inspector General, National Science Foundation
  • Real-Time Auditing at the Local Level: Drummond Kahn, Director of Audit Services for the City of Portland, Oregon
  • Moderator: Tim Bowling, Managing Director, Audit Policy and Quality Assurance, U.S. GAO

Driving Government Accountability Through Analytics

  • Enhancing Analytics to Serve Congress and the American People: Vijay D’Souza, Director, Center for Enhanced Analytics, Applied Research and Methods, U.S. GAO
  • Data Analytics to Fight Fraud, Waste and Abuse at HHS: Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Assistant Inspector General/Chief Data Officer, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Powering Up with Analytics: Suzanne M. Bump, Massachusetts State Auditor
  • Moderator: Nancy Donovan, Director of Domestic Relations, Strategic Planning and External Liaison, U.S. GAO

Human Capital Trends: Implications for the Future Workforce

  • Donald F. Kettl, Professor and Former Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Moderator: Jenny Wong, Executive Director, Intergovernmental Audit Forums, Strategic Planning and External Liaison, U.S. GAO

The Big Picture: How State and Local Governments Can Prepare for an Uncertain Fiscal Future

  • State and Local Fiscal Challenges: Tracy Gordon, Urban Institute, Senior Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
  • The State and Local Audit Perspective: Michael Taylor, Director of Performance Review Services, Virginia Office of the State Inspector General; Former Director of Internal Audit, Hanover, Virginia
  • Moderator: Jerry Heer, Director of Audits, Milwaukee County Comptroller’s Audit Division

Issues In Transforming Government

  • How Collaboration Can Address Issues of Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation: Chris Mihm, Managing Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. GAO
  • Moderator: Judy England-Joseph, Strategic Advisor, Partnership for Public Service and Adjunct, Center for Audit Excellence, U.S. GAO

Closing Remarks: James-Christian Blockwood, Managing Director, Strategic Planning and External Liaison, U.S. GAO

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