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Integrated Risk Management – Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset for Risk Management and Internal Controls in Government and Meeting Cross Agency Priority Goals

Leveraging Current Data Analytics, Data Quality and Cybersecurity Activities to Enhance Internal Controls and Risk Management Activities throughout the Federal Government: How to Make Your Agency’s Data Work for You and Meet Cross Agency Priority Goals

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

This workshop is limited to government employees only to permit candid discussion

Keynote Speaker
 

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Ph.D. 

Chief Data and Analytics Officer 

Office of the Inspector General 

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

 

Government Guest Speakers 

 

Curtis McNeil

Risk Management Officer

Architect of the Capitol

Office of the Chief Financial Officer 

 

LaTaiga Proctor

Risk Management Officer

United States Census Bureau 

 

Neil Starzynski

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Department of Labor 

 

Joshua Vogel

Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management

General Services Administration 

 

David Fuller, II

Senior Management Analyst 

Office of the Management Assessment 

National Institute of Health

Office of Director 

Naledi Simons 
Risk Management Champion 

National Institute on Aging

National Institute of Health 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Meeting Location: 
Willard InterContinental Hotel

Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington 20004
United States

Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue Lines). Use the exit marked “12th & F Sts” to exit onto F St., then continue straight two blocks and cross 14th St.

Overview: 

The United States federal government is rich in data; from public safety to health to agriculture to housing, data is abundant.  With widespread access to the internet, demand and availability of data both inside and outside the government has grown in the last decade, fueling more demand for data and a host of questions about what can be learned to help agency internal controls and risk management activities, and what the future of data should be in those efforts.

 

This forum will provide learning opportunities on a variety of topics, including:

  • how agencies are using data and analytics to improve Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and add value;
  • the benefits and attributes of good data quality plans as required in A-123, Appendix A;
  • tools to visualize data in managing fraud risk;
  • how agencies are approaching the Cross Agency Priority Goal around data, accountability and transparency; and
  • considerations when implementing new technologies like robotic process automation for internal controls.

One of the Administration’s Cross Agency Priority Goals is to leverage data as a strategic asset.  As stated on Performance.gov, “the use of data is transforming society, business, and the economy. Data provided by the Federal Government have a unique place in society and maintaining trust in Federal data is pivotal to a democratic process. The Federal Government needs a robust, integrated approach to using data to deliver on mission, serve customers, and steward resources while respecting privacy and confidentiality.  This CAP Goal will leverage data as a strategic asset to grow the economy, increase the effectiveness of the Federal Government, facilitate oversight, and promote transparency.”

 

This workshop is designed for the front-line practitioner, manager, or executive who is responsible for sustaining an effective internal controls and risk management program and who is interested in learning more about how other agencies are utilizing their data and data analytics, to help them more efficiently and effectively manage their internal controls and risk management programs.

With limited resources, federal agencies are focused on administering internal control programs that are efficient and effective, avoiding duplication and minimizing the burden on staff.  While new requirements continue to be issued around strengthening internal controls, risk management and fraud risk assessments; it is even more important to use technology to help agencies identify where the top risks are and where to place resources.

 

Participants will learn how to efficiently and effectively strengthen an internal control and risk management program through the application of technology, including data analytics, while complying with the requirements of OMB A-123, GAO Green Book, GAO Fraud Risk Assessment, , and ERM. 

 

The focus of this workshop will be on innovative methods to meet agency requirements such as administration of programs, operational improvements, and compliance goals through the use of data analytics, data quality plans, and cybersecurity.

What You Will Learn: 

  • Practical Information from Practitioners – Not Theory
  • Presentations by experts with extensive, practical experience
  • Information which will help you continue to implement the updated requirements of OMB Circular A-123, and the Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act
  • How agencies are taking data they already collect and making it work for them.
Why You Should Attend: 

This forum will provide learning opportunities on a variety of topics, including:

·         how agencies are using data and analytics to improve Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and add value;

·         the benefits and attributes of good data quality plans as required in A-123, Appendix A;

·         tools to visualize data in managing fraud risk;

·         how agencies are approaching the Cross Agency Priority Goal around data, accountability and transparency; and

·         considerations when implementing new technologies like robotic process automation for internal controls.

One of the Administration’s Cross Agency Priority Goals is to leverage data as a strategic asset.  As stated on Performance.gov, “the use of data is transforming society, business, and the economy. Data provided by the Federal Government have a unique place in society and maintaining trust in Federal data is pivotal to a democratic process. The Federal Government needs a robust, integrated approach to using data to deliver on mission, serve customers, and steward resources while respecting privacy and confidentiality.  This CAP Goal will leverage data as a strategic asset to grow the economy, increase the effectiveness of the Federal Government, facilitate oversight, and promote transparency.”

 

This workshop is designed for the front-line practitioner, manager, or executive who is responsible for sustaining an effective internal controls and risk management program and who is interested in learning more about how other agencies are utilizing their data and data analytics, to help them more efficiently and effectively manage their internal controls and risk management programs.

With limited resources, federal agencies are focused on administering internal control programs that are efficient and effective, avoiding duplication and minimizing the burden on staff.  While new requirements continue to be issued around strengthening internal controls, risk management 

Who Should Attend: 

This workshop is limited to government employees only to permit candid discussion

 

  • Financial management professionals
  • Performance and strategy professionals
  • Internal controls program managers and team members
  • Program management professionals with internal controls responsibilities
  • Program management professionals with risk management responsibilities
  • Auditors
  • Internal controls steering committee members
  • Inspectors General and Staff
  • Chief Financial Officers and Staff
  • Chief Risk Officers and Staff
  • Chief Information Officers and Staff
  • Risk Management Staff
  • Chief Human Capital Officers, HR Managers and Staff
  • Managers, Directors and Senior Officials who have performance or financial responsibilities
Format: 

Instructor-based training; speakers from federal government; group interactive exercise(s) to fine tune knowledge of Category Management for multiple perspective 

Agenda: 

Agenda

Agenda subject to change
 

7:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am

Welcome and Introduction

 

Art Chantker, President, Potomac Forum, Ltd.

8:45am

Workshop Overview, Objectives and Training Expectations

 

Bobbi-Jo Pankaj, Managing Director, Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

9:00am

Keynote Speaker

 

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Ph.D., Chief Data and Analytics Officer at the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

 

9:30am

Informing Agency ERM Decisions Using Data Analytics

Discuss how federal agencies are using insights from the application of data analytics techniques to inform their ERM programs.

Moderator/Instructor:  Bobbi-Jo Pankaj, Managing Director, Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

 

Panel Members:

-Curtis McNeil, Risk Management Officer, Architect of the Capitol, invited

-LaTaiga Proctor, United States Census Bureau, Risk Management Officer

-Joshua Vogel, Director, Strategy and Performance, General Services Administration, invited (awaiting approval)

-Neil Starzynski, Enterprise Risk Management Lead, Department of Labor, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

11:00 am

Refreshment Break

11:15 am

Robotics Process Automation (RPA): Considerations for Governance and Controls

RPA offers an innovative solution to increase efficiency and realize cost effectiveness. Governance considerations are needed throughout the RPA lifecycle in order to define programmers and bot’s responsibilities, establish agreed-upon practices, create strong controls, and document processes that allow for auditability and oversight. Learn where these governance activities are being implemented and how agencies can plan for RPA.

 

Panel Members:

- Glenn Keaveny, Director, Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

- Kal Rabb, PrimeVector

 

12:15 pm

Working Lunch – What work can be leveraged?

Will share an approach on how to start to integrate your fraud and ERM activities.  Among your tables, discuss ways that you can take this approach back to your organization and implement this integrated approach.

 

-Taylor Larimore, Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

 

1:30 pm

Effective Ways Conglomerate Organizations Communicate Requirements

Share approaches that conglomerate organizations have used in finding the correct balance between providing guidance and giving their agencies/offices autonomy to run their risk management programs.

 

Moderator/Instructor:  Wil Rifareal, Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

 

Panel Members:

-David Fuller, Senior Management Analyst within the Office of Management Assessment (OMA), National Institute of Health (NIH), Office of Director (OD)

- Naledi Simons, Management Analyst, Risk Management Champion

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

 

2:45 pm

Refreshment Break

3:00 pm

Risk Management and Data Analytics Tools 
 

Hear real life examples of how agencies are using risk management and data analytic tools to assist in managing internal control, ERM, cybersecurity and fraud reduction efforts

- Glenn Keaveny, Director, Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

-Yih Tan, Manager, Grant Thornton

-Myriam Galvan-Zambrana, Senior Associate, Grant Thornton

4:15pm

Feedback on Class Expectations, Observations, Conclusions

  • Were objectives met?
  • Class feedback

 

- Bobbi-Jo Pankaj, Managing Director,  Risk Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

- Art Chantker, President, Potomac Forum

4:45pm

Workshop Adjourns

 

Registration Information: 

 

Early Bird Registration Fee

May 4, 2019

Registration Fee

After May 4, 2019

Government Employees:
(Federal, State or Local Government Issued ID)
$795

 

 

$895

Team “Learn Together” Rate: 

3rd  person (and all other subsequent group members) from same office receives a $200 reduction off their registration,

All Day Refreshments, breakfast and Hosted Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: 

Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Inspector General/Chief Data Officer 

Office of Inspector General 

Department of Health and Human Services 

As the first Chief Data Officer for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Caryl is establishing an office focused on providing more and better access to data and analytics to support OIG’s mission. Her team seeks to improve access to internal and external data; accelerate analytics for use in audits, investigations, evaluations, and compliance oversight; and enhance OIG’s use of data to make more informed decisions.

Prior to joining the HHS OIG, Caryl was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Risk and Decision Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). She also previously served as the Operations Research Division Chief at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, and led a team of analysts at the Center for Naval Analyses.

She has a B.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.

Guest Speakers: 

Curtis McNeil

Enterprise Risk Program Manager

Architect of the Capitol

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Curtis McNeil is the Enterprise Risk Program Manager for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). His core responsibilities include implementing the newly established enterprise risk management (ERM) program, executing the existing internal control program and serving as the agency’s liaison for the financial statement audit. Prior to joining the Federal government, Curtis had over 13 years of private sector experience supporting Federal agencies with risk management activities including internal controls, ERM, process improvement and general audit compliance.

 

Curtis has a BA in Computer Science from Gettysburg College and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB).

LaTaiga Proctor

Risk Management Officer 

Office of Program, Performance, and Stakeholder Integration 

United State Census Bureau 

 

Ms. Proctor is the Census Bureau’s Chief Risk Management Officer. She is also responsible for development and implementation of the organizations program and project management policies and standards. She has served in this capacity for more than 5 years, and has 20 years of federal government service, including the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and the Department of Justice. Ms. Proctor has 10 years of experience as a Management Consultant in the private and not-for-profit sectors. The Census ERM framework Ms. Proctor developed is rated ‘advanced’ by the Department of Commerce and by Gartner for its process maturity. The framework includes a plan, policy, and customized risk management system. Ms. Proctor has supported many organizations implementation of ERM, including as a contributor to the Guidelines on Risk Management Practices in Statistical Organizations, developed by Member Nations in the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe (UNECE), in Geneva Switzerland. Ms. Proctor is a recipient of the DOC Bronze Medal Award, and the Census Bureau Director’s Award for Innovation. Ms. Proctor has a BA in Sociology and a MS in Finance from the University of Maryland. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Business Analysis Certificate and a Project Management Certificate from George Washington University School of Business, and a Level III Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer Representatives (FAC-COR) from the Federal Acquisitions Institute (FAI).

Neil Starzynski

Office of the Chief Financial Officer 

U.S. Department of Labor

 

 

Neil Starzynski is the Enterprise Risk Management Lead in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) at the US Department of Labor. In this role, Neil developed and manages the Enterprise Risk Management program for the Department and its agencies. In this capacity he works with both Senior Leadership and Agency Directors to develop the risk identification, assessment, and mitigation strategies which assist the department in meeting its core mission. Neil also acts as the agency liaison for the Consolidated Financial Statements and IT Audits that are performed by the Office of the Inspector General. As part of the Internal Controls team, he works with the component agencies across the Department of Labor to identify, assess, and improve the internal controls of the department and cross-cutting programs.

Along with representing DOL as a Excellence in Government Fellow through the Partnership for Public Service, Neil was chosen to represent the Department at the CXO Fellows program run by the Office of Management and Budget for emerging leaders in Finance, Procurement, and IT.

Prior to working for the Department of Labor, Neil served as a Peace Corps Volunteer stationed in Bulgari. As a youth development volunteer, he procured funding for and opened the Center for the Integration of Children with Disabilities which coordinated a team of health care providers and professionals to better the lives of children with various disabilities in rural communities.

Joshua Aaron Vogel

Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management

General Services Administration (GSA)

Joshua is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Performance Management at the General Services Administration (GSA).This role includes leadership of the enterprise risk management program at GSA. Joshua has over a decade of experience in operational and strategic risk management, including work at the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developing doctrine and a common framework for the assessment of enterprise risks. Key accomplishments included the development of strategic and operational risk profiles for DHS Components as well as work at FEMA to inform programming decisions across a $16B budget and led efforts to implement enterprise risk management to enhance performance management. Prior to FEMA, Joshua served as the Deputy Director for Policy with the United States Capitol Police.

Joshua earned a BA and MA at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. In 2018, Joshua earned the RIMS CRMP and RIMS CRMP-FED credentials.

David Fuller, II

Senior Management Analyst

Office of Management Assessment

National Institute of Health

Office of Director

 

David began his service at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2007 as a Fellow with the NIH Administrative Fellows Program (AFP). Through the AFP, he served the National Institute on Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin as an Administrative Officer with the Office of the Director and the Intramural and Extramural Administrative Offices. Upon graduating the program in 2009, David worked at NIH’s National Institute on Aging and Center for Scientific Review overseeing their risk management programs.

David currently works as a Senior Management Analyst at the NIH Office of Management Assessment in the Risk Management Audit Liaison Division (RMAL). In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the NIH-wide internal control assessments. In addition, as a member of the RMAL, David supports the overall risk management strategic planning, communication, and training activities for the NIH. David also serves as a liaison to the NIH risk community by providing technical assistance and risk management expertise. As a result of his successful efforts across the NIH, David has received a NIH Director’s Award, CSR Director’s Award, and two NIH Group Merit Awards.

Prior to serving the NIH, David served as a Legislative Aide to a Washington State Legislator. David has also served in the U.S. Army as a Senior Communication Specialist for 11 years on both active and reserve duty status. David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington and his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University.

Naledi Simons

Management Analyst

Risk Management Champion

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

 

Naledi Simons is a Risk Management Champion at the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. She has led NIA’s Risk Management Program for the past seven years and serves as a liaison between NIA’s Risk Management Officer, NIA’s Risk Managers, and the NIH Risk Management Program in the Office of Management Assessment (OMA). For the past three years, Naledi has co-chaired the NIH Risk Management Champion Working Group and has been instrumental in collaborating with OMA and across NIH’s Institutes, Centers and Offices to promote risk awareness.
As a result of her contributions to the NIH risk management community, Naledi received a 2019 NIA Director’s Award (group) for conceptualizing, coordinating, hosting and facilitating NIH's 2018 Risk Culture Day Summit. Additionally, she received a 2018 NIH Director’s Award as well as a 2018 NIA’s Directors Award (group) for conceptualizing, coordinating, hosting, and facilitating NIH's 2017 Risk Culture Day Summit.
Naledi earned a BA in History from the University of Miami as well as an MBA and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Maryland University College. In 2018, Naledi earned the RIMS-CRMP and RIMS-CRMP-FED credentials.

Instructors: 

Glenn Keaveny

Director, Cybersecurity

Grant Thornton

Glenn Keaveny recently joined Grant Thorton’s US Public Sector practice, serving as Director, Cybersecurity. Glenn is a CISSP and CEH with over 15 years of experience in Cybersecurity Operations, Vulnerability/Penetration Testing and Cybersecurity Management.  His application background and operations management experience in challenging environments such as defense and healthcare provides a unique basis for his cyber expertise.  Prior to joining Grant Thornton he led and managed Security Operations and Monitoring services for Deloitte.  Prior to that he was the Security Officer for the Defense Information Systems (DISA) Field Security Office (FSO).  He was responsible for security operations of the FSO field activity as well as a team of over 30 cyber security professionals who conducted security operations and monitoring as well as Cyber Command Readiness Inspections (CCRI) similar to civilian vulnerability assessments.  He also managed a team of full time attack and penetration testers who operated year round on sites and systems around the globe.

Bobbi-Jo Pankaj

Public Sector Risk Advisory

Managing Director

Grant Thornton LLP

Bobbi-Jo Pankaj is a Managing Director in the Risk Advisory sub-service line for Grant Thornton’s Public Sector which encompasses Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-123 assessments, Fraud Risk Assessments, Grants Monitoring and Forensic Accounting and Investigative Services. Since 2004, Ms. Pankaj has led ERM, risk management and internal control engagements for public-sector organizations, assisting them in improving their risk management and internal control practices and programs.

 

Ms. Pankaj has knowledge and expertise of pertinent laws, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to risk management including OMB Circulars A-123 and the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) and has used this knowledge to advise high level supervisors and executives on monitoring risk and instilling best risk management practices.

 

Taylor Larimore

Manager, Risk Advisory Services (RAS)

Grant Thornton LLP

 

Taylor Larimore is a Manager in Risk Advisory Services (RAS) within the Health Care strategic business unit (SBU) for Grant Thornton LLP’s Public Sector office in Alexandria, VA. He specializes in enhancing agency program integrity efforts through and developing and implementing sound fraud risk management internal control practices. Through his work leading engagement teams with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. House of Representatives, and Department of Veterans Affairs, he has developed a strong understanding of project management, program integrity, fraud risk management activities, to both support agency compliance activities and help actively manage risk to agency resources. He received his Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs with concentrations in public financial administration, economic development, and policy analysis.

Wil Rifareal

Senior Manager

Risk Advisory Services

Grant Thornton 

Wil Rifareal is a Senior Manager in the Risk Advisory service line of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector. He has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including 10 years of direct experience supporting the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Operating Divisions (OPDIVs). Mr. Rifareal’s broad work experience focuses on program and project management, ERM, grants administration, process re-engineering, strategic planning, HIPAA, revenue cycle improvements, shared services initiatives, policy development, and IT strategic assessments and implementation in healthcare organizations.

Rifareal earned a B.S. in Health Sciences from James Madison University and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Yih Tan

Public Sector Advanced Digital Technology & Analytics Manager

Grant Thornton 

Yih Tan is a Manager in the Advanced Digital Technology & Analytics Manager sub-service line for Grant Thornton’s public sector which encompasses Analytic Solutioning, Data Strategy and Management, Fraud Risk Mitigation, and Digital Delivery. Mr. Tan has led predictive modeling and credit risk engagements for public and private organizations, enabling them to utilize data analytics to drive business decisions surrounding their risks.

Mr. Tan has knowledge and expertise of advanced analytics with an emphasis on risk modeling for loan programs, OMB A-11 S185 Credit Reform and the mortgage industry and has used this knowledge to provide CFO and CRO offices analytical insights and quantify and predict risk.

Myriam Galvan-Zambrana

Senior Associate

Grant Thornton

 

 

Myriam Galvan- Zambrana is a Senior Associate in the Risk Advisory sub-service line for Grant Thornton’s Public Sector which encompasses Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-123 assessments, Fraud Risk Assessments, Grants Monitoring and Forensic Accounting and Investigative Services. Myriam leverages tools like Tableau to design and develop dashboards that empower clients to monitor and report on program and vendor performance, identify areas for business process improvement, and actively manage program and enterprise risks.

Prior to joining the private sector, Myriam worked with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a variety of offices supporting grants management; the latter of which, included overseeing performance & compliance of 17+ federally funded refugee resettlement agencies in six states and one U.S. for three federally funded programs and one privately funded grant. She received her B.A. in Business Administration, Sociology from the University of MD University College.

Kal Rabb

PrimeVector

During his 30+ years in the industry, Mr. Rabb has held a number of leadership positions. Most recently he leads the Automation Solutions for Xerox Services/ Conduent. As an Automation Leader, he has been on several IRPA Panels. Beyond Automation, Kal was accountable for commercialization and operational delivery across all of the Services Global Business, covering Fortune 500 companies, State and Federal Government, and spanning vertical markets ranging from Transportation to Pharmacy and HealthCare to Learning.

Kal has previously led Business Strategy & Planning, Product Management, Technology Platform Management, Workflow Solutions and Innovation. The wide-ranging portfolios of solutions he has brought to market over the years have addressed Enterprise and Smaller businesses, and have received many industry awards. The solutions leverage the best in breed of both proprietary and partner technologies and provided benchmark revenue, profit and customer value.

Mr. Rabb is a longtime believer in software and technology as tools to provide better client value and business growth. As an Industry consultant, he helps companies get real world benefits from technology.
Kal also holds 16 US and global patents. He has served on the Industry Advisory Board at the Rochester Institute of Technology and is also a lecturer in the Software Engineering Department at RIT. 

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