ASMC Washington Chapter Newsgram
20 October 1999 - 1130
October Luncheon Speaker
Robert F. Hale is Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for all comptroller and financial management functions, activities and operations of the Air Force. He serves as the Air Force chief financial officer responsible for providing the financial management and analytical services necessary for the effective and efficient use of Air Force resources.
Mr. Hale will speak to members of the ASMC Washington chapter at their October 20 luncheon. His topic is "Do You Trust Your Government?"
I was recently interviewed by PRICE, WATERHOUSE, and COOPERS (PCW) about the cost Management Information System I manage for the Air Force. It brought home to me how the forces of change are forcing three financial management disciplines together … accounting, budget, and cost. Behind this merging of worlds is the need to manage our resources better. The tool that various organizations, most recently the Comptroller, in OSD are hanging their hat on is cost accounting.
Until now, each world could operate in their own special environment with their own special languages, rules, and polices. The interfaces between these worlds, principally finance and budget, were geared to pass only the essential information necessary to keep the Air Force’s books balanced.
If cost accounting is truly in our future then no longer can we operate in our own specialties. Cost accounting requires that the systems used to manage the Air Force’s resources must integrate. This is required if we are to use budget, financial, and cost information in harmony to produce information our managers can use to measure and control output.
I find it interesting and timely that a consequence of the financial management certification process is to force us to start to know each others business … a necessity for a viable cost accounting system. I urge you all to lift up your eyes, take off the green eyeshades, look around you and see what the rest are doing.
Hail & Farewell
New to SAF/FMC
New to FMBP (to work the PDBs)
New to FMBOI
New to SAF/FMBOO
New to FMBIA
New to AFCAA
On 29 Sep 99, President Clinton approved the winner of the 1999 Presidential Rank Awards. The Army will recognize the winners at a ceremony scheduled for 14 Oct 99 from 10:30 to 11:30 am in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room 5A1070. The ASMC Washington Chapter would like to congratulate the following winners:
John R. Kohler
Erin J. Olmes
Late breaking news!
Lt Col Dave Weinberg, SAF/FMBOP, selected to Colonel
CDR Marci Pinkerton has been designated a DAWIA Acquisition Professional by the navy AP Selection Board.
Tom Anderson, SAF/FMBOO, to GS-13
Elmo Gladden, SAF/FMBOT, to GS-13
Karen Taylor, SAF/FMBOP, to GS-12
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