Forum Videos: 22nd Biennial Forum of Government Auditors

The National Intergovernmental Audit Forum (NIAF) is availing these videos taken at the 22nd Biennial Forum of Government Auditors held on May 9-10, 2018 at The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The NIAF is sharing this program with the audit community without charge in the interest of promoting continued knowledge sharing.

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22nd Biennial Forum of Government Auditors

May 9, 2018

OPENING CEREMONIES AND WELCOME 

  • Steve Gaty, Chair, Mountain and Plains Intergovernmental Audit Forum
  • Merv Bennett, City Councilman and Audit Committee Chair, City of Colorado Springs, Colorado


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Trends and Challenges in Government Accountability

  • Gene L. DodaroComptroller General of the United States
  • Introduction: Steve Gaty, Chair, Mountain and Plains Intergovernmental Audit Forum


Current Trends in Technology: Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence—What are the Implications for Auditors?

  • Dr. Timothy M. Persons, Chief Scientist, U.S. GAO
  • Moderator: Nancy J. Donovan, Director of Domestic Relations, Strategic Planning and External Liaison, U.S. GAO


Auditing Medicaid: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Gloria L. Jarmon, Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Kip Memmott, Audit Director, Oregon Secretary of State
  • Moderator: R. Kinney Poynter, Executive Director, the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers


David M. Walker Excellence In Government Performance and Accountability Awards 
and Special Presentation to Ronald L. Jones, Retiring NIAF Vice Chair

Gene L. Dodaro presents David M. Walker Awards to:

  • Federal – Elliott P. Lewis, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Labor
  • State – Tina Kim, Deputy Comptroller, Division of State Government Accountability, New York State Comptroller’s Office
  • Local – Harriet Richardson, City Auditor, Palo Alto, California
  • Moderator: Beryl “Berri” H. Davis, Director, Financial Management and Assurance, U.S. GAO


Large Scope Audits

  • Ben Thompson, Deputy Auditor, King County, Washington
  • Moderator: Margarita Fernandez, Chief of Public Affairs, California State Auditor’s Office


Behavioral Ethics for Auditors

  • James Lager, Deputy Ethics Counselor, Office of General Counsel, U.S. GAO
  • Moderator: Nancy J. Donovan, Director of Domestic Relations, Strategic Planning and External Liaison, U.S. GAO

22nd Biennial Forum of Government Auditors

May 10, 2018


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Opportunities in an Evolving Audit Environment

  • Dianne E. Ray, Colorado State Auditor
  • Moderator: Steve Gaty, Chair, Mountain and Plains Intergovernmental Audit Forum; Denver Field Office Manager, U.S. GAO


Current Issues in Cybersecurity

  • Rhonda Plantenga, Managing Director, BKD, LLP
  • Moderator: Christopher J. Telli, Partner, BKD, LLP


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Transformational Initiatives in Oversight and High Profile Audits

  • Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice and CIGIE Chair
  • Moderator: Nancy J. Donovan, Director of Domestic Relations, Strategic Planning and External Liaison, U.S. GAO


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: USAFacts: Government by the Numbers

  • Steve Ballmer, Founder of USAFacts, Chairman of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Former CEO of Microsoft
  • Moderator: Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States


Economic Report: What Lies Ahead for Auditors

  • Jeff Romine, Chief Economist, City and County of Denver
  • Moderator: Timothy M. O’Brien, City Auditor, City and County of Denver


Auditing for Governing: The People We Serve

  • Ron Elving, Senior Editor/Correspondent, National Public Radio News
  • Moderator: Luis Escalante, Jr., Executive Director, National Intergovernmental Audit Forum, U.S. GAO


Closing Remarks

  • Steve Gaty, Chair, Mountain and Plains Intergovernmental Audit Forum