Forum Videos: 21st Biennial

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.

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Forum’s Agenda and Speaker Presentations

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Presentations from the 21st Biennial Forum of Government Auditors, May 11-12 2016

MAY 11

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

  • Gene L. Dodaro presents awards to:
    • 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

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 BennettChief 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