GAO Financial Management Review for FY21; MAC and Small Business Services; Analyze the data deluge

In today’s episode of The Daily Scoop podcast, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency plans to revise its Zero Trust maturity model.

The General Services Administration has a final small business acquisition strategy for its Multi-Agency Services Agreement (MAC). Angela Stylespartner at Akin Gump and former administrator of federal procurement policy, explains the impact this will have on small businesses working with the government.

The federal IT dashboard is getting a facelift. One reason is the availability of more federal IT data and getting that data faster than ever. Nima NegahbanCEO of Kinetica, describes the tools agencies use to quickly analyze treasure troves of data. This interview is underwritten by Kinetica in collaboration with Amazon Web Services.

21 federal agencies have unqualified audit opinions for fiscal year 2021, but the Government Accountability Office review of the year’s financial statements reveals some of the same issues that keep cropping up. Director of GAO Financial Management and Assurance Issues Dawn Simpson discusses the improvements made by the agencies and the problems that still persist for some.

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