21st Biennial Forum Videos

The National Intergovernmental Audit Forum (NIAF) is providing you these videos taken at the 21st Biennial Forum of Government Auditors on May 11-12, 2016.  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.

Forum’s Agenda and Speaker Presentations

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.


MAY 11, 2016

Welcome to the Biennial

  • Luis Escalante, Jr., Executive Director, National Intergovernmental Audit Forum
  • Kansas City, MO Fire Department Color Guard
  • Officer Dustin Dierenfeldt, Kansas City, KS Police Department
  • Douglas Jones, City Auditor, Kansas City, MO and Chair, Mid-America Intergovernmental Audit Forum
  • Sylvester “Sly” James, Mayor, Kansas City, MO
  • Troy Schulte, City Manager, Kansas City, MO

Opening Keynote: Preparing for the Future: Major Challenges in Government Accountability
Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States


Assessing New Developments In Data

  • The Internet of Postal Things: Mohammed Adra, Assistant Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service
  • Information Security–The Case of California: Elaine Howle, California State Auditor

Data Analytics for Identifying Improper Payments and Fraud

  • Beryl H. Davis, Director, Financial Management and Assurance, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Christopher Westphal, Vice President, SME Analytics, FORCEPOINT

NIAF David M. Walker Awards

  • Federal: Marla A. Freedman, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • State: Debra K. Davenport, Arizona Auditor General
  • Local: Tonia Lediju, Director of City Audits, Office of the Controller, City and County of San Francisco

Keynote: Using the Audit Process to Improve Data Security and Protect Against Cyber Threats in Government
Nicole Galloway, Missouri State Auditor


GAO Best Practice Guides: Cost Estimating, Scheduling, and Technology Readiness Assessments
Dr. Timothy M. Persons, Chief Scientist, U.S. Government Accountability Office


Capacity-Building for the Accountability Community: Attracting and Developing the Audit Professional

  • Glen Fowler, Recruiting and Training Manager, California State Auditor’s Office
  • Beth A. León, Director, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Training Institute, Audit, Inspection & Evaluation Academy
  • John P. Hutton, Assistant Director, Center for Audit Excellence, U.S. Government Accountability Office

MAY 12, 2016

Keynote: The Global Internal Audit Profession Vision for the Future: Challenges and a Path Forward
Patricia K. Miller, Chair, International Internal Audit Standards Board; Partner, Deloitte (Retired); Founder, PKMiller Risk Consulting, LLC


Setting the Foundation for the City of the Future

  • Establishing a Smart Corridor in Kansas City and Setting Conditions for the Future: Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer, Kansas City, MO
  • E-Government and Digital Best Practices: Laura Doud, City Auditor, Long Beach, CA

How the DATA Act Empowers Oversight
Hudson Hollister, Founder and Executive Director, Data Coalition


Challenges Faced by Federal, State and Local Auditors

  • Mary Mitchelson, Inspector General, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Chair, CIGIE Audit Committee
  • Charlie Janssen, Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts
  • Kip Memmott, Director of Audit Services, City and County of Denver, Colorado

Contemporary Challenges to Retirement Security: Public and Private Sector Experiences

  • Charles A. Jeszeck, Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Keith Brainard, Research Director, National Association of State Retirement Administrators

Preparing Government at All Levels for Transition and Change

  • National Transitions: What are Key Elements? John M. Kamensky, Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government
  • State Transitions: What are Lessons Learned and Best Practices? Randall Bauer, Director, Public Financial Management, Inc.

Closing Remarks
Douglas Jones, City Auditor, Kansas City, MO and Chair, Mid-America Intergovernmental Audit Forum

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