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Announcing the 2015-2016 Corporate Member of the Year!

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

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This award recognizes Corporate Members for outstanding contributions made to a local Chapter and the National Organization in the furtherance of the goals of the chapter and the society. To be nominated for this award a Corporation must have been a corporate member for two consecutive years. 

Kearney & Company, P.C. - Distinguished Winner

Established in 1985, Kearney & Company, P.C. (Kearney) is currently the largest Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm dedicated exclusively to Federal financial management (FM).  Approximately half of Kearney’s business consists of work within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).  Our success relies heavily on supporting ASMC’s mission to provide education, training, development and advancement of the profession of military comptrollership in our staff and in the military.  In keeping with this mission, Kearney actively participates in offering professional development programs to ensure our team is informed and well-prepared, encouraging team members to join ASMC and recognizing those who obtain their CDFM. They actively participate in ASMC chapters, sponsor and exhibit at the National PDI, and personnel play key roles is ASMC committees.

Gen. David Goldfein nominated to be Air Force Chief of Staff

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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The Pentagon announced last week that the president has nominated Gen David L. Goldfein to be the next Air Force Chief of Staff.

In making the announcement, Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Ash Carter called Gen Goldfein “one of the most proven strategic thinkers across our joint force.”  “Dave’s extensive politico-military experience will be to our great benefit as we continue to accelerate our efforts to deal ISIL a lasting defeat,” Carter said.

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said “General Goldfein possess the experience and vision needed to address dynamic global challenges and increasing military demand.”  Goldfein “knows how to build and sustain key partnerships, has important warfighting experience, and will exercise the critical judgement required to balance our manpower and resources as we shape tomorrow’s Air Force,” said James.

Gen. Goldfein is currently the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, a position he has held since August 2015.  Prior to that he was Director of the Joint Staff (August 2013-August 2015), Commander of U.S. Air Force Central Command, Southwest Asia (August 2011-August 2013), and Director of Operations, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

Goldfein is a pilot (T-37, T38, F-16C/D, F-117A, MQ-9 and MC-12W) who has over 4,200 cockpit hours and has flown missions in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Air Force leadership jobs he has held include: Commander 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy; Commander 366th Operations Group, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; Commander 52nd Fighter Wing Spangdahlem AB, Germany; and Commander 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, N.M. 

In addition to serving as the Director of the Joint Staff, his other Joint assignments include Special Assistant to the Commander, Allied Air Forces Southern Europe and 16th Air Force, and executive officer to the Commander, Allied Air Forces Europe.

Goldfein, if confirmed by the Senate, would become the 21st Air Force Chief of Staff replacing Gen Mark Welsh A. Welsh III who is retiring. Welsh has been the Air Force Chief since August 2012.

2016 Chapter Award Winners Announced

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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Congratulations to all the winning chapters shown below! Chapter Awards for 2016 will be presented at the PDI in Orlando, May 31 – June 3.

Overall Chapter Competition

A-1 Category

  • Distinguished – Alamo City
  • Meritorious – San Diego

A Category

  • Distinguished – Buckeye
  • Meritorious – Pikes Peak

B Category

  • Distinguished – Great River
  • Meritorious – Central NY Leatherstocking

C Category

  • Distinguished – West Central Louisiana
  • Meritorious – Coastal Georgia

Chapter Communications

A-1 Category

  • Distinguished – San Diego 
  • Meritorious – Alamo City

A Category

  • Distinguished – Buckeye
  • Meritorious – Gulf Coast

B Category

  • Distinguished – Great River
  • Meritorious – Great Plains

C Category

  • Distinguished – West Central Louisiana
  • Meritorious – Coastal Georgia

Five Star Recognition*

  • Alamo City
  • Aloha
  • Aviation
  • Buckeye
  • Central NY Leatherstocking
  • Chesapeake
  • Cleveland
  • Fort Knox
  • Forty Niner
  • Great Plains
  • Great River
  • Greater Jacksonville
  • Greater Stuttgart
  • Hampton Roads
  • High Desert
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Middle Georgia
  • Pikes Peak
  • Redstone – Huntsville
  • San Diego
  • Southside Virginia
  • Tampa Bay
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • West Central Louisiana
  • Yankee

Community Service

The following chapters have demonstrated exceptional community service and have met the required number of hours in their chapter size category in the 2015 – 2016. (75, 100, 125, or  150 hours)

  • Alamo City
  • Aloha
  • Aviation
  • Buckeye
  • Chesapeake
  • Cleveland
  • Crown of Maine
  • Fort Knox
  • Great Plains
  • Great River
  • Greater Jacksonville
  • Gulf Coast
  • Hampton Roads
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Middle Georgia
  • Pikes Peak
  • Redstone – Huntsville
  • San Diego
  • Southside Virginia
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • West Central Louisiana
  • Yankee

Membership Growth

Absolute Growth – Washington

Percentage Growth – West Central Louisiana

*If a chapter president believes their chapter should be listed, please contact awards@asmconline.org to review the points and documents submitted by 12 May.

Member Continuing Education Grant Winners Announced

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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Congratulations to the winners of this year's Continuing Education Grants! ASMC wishes the winners and all nominees much success in their academic endeavors.
 

Dick Vincent Award $3,000 Recipient

Jennifer Miller, Washington

$1,250 Recipients

Kathleen Augustine, High Desert 

Steven Cardon, High Desert     

Mahmud Islam, Buckeye          

Teresa Kemp, Buckeye      

Antoinette Rosinski, Central New York Leatherstocking                         

Rhonda Wold, Land of Lincoln         

              

OMB issues FY2018 budget guidance to support transition to next administration

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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Federal agencies will not formally prepare a FY2018 budget in September, according to a memorandum issued last week by Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Donovan said OMB will “lay the groundwork" for the next budget by gathering “budget and programmatic information from which the incoming administration can develop its budget proposals.”

With a new administration coming into office next January, OMB has told agencies they will not submit a budget request in September, as is usually the case, and OMB will not do a formal review or issue a budget “Passback” this year.  Rather, OMB will “prepare a budget database that includes a complete current services baseline.” 

Agencies will also not have to submit the usual set of policy materials that support budget requests until the new administration is “in place.”  However, agencies may be asked to provide some information on selected issues.

OMB said that agencies should continue with “internal review procedures” for the FY2018 budget and work with OMB staff by providing recurring and non-recurring cost information and personnel levels and costs so they can develop program-level current services estimates.  Agencies will also work with OMB to” identify key programmatic and budget issues that may require attention from the incoming administration.”

Agencies will also not have to submit the FY2018 performance plan, but should continue with internal review procedures so that the next administration can produce performance plans.

OMB directed agencies to continue to meet scheduled reporting requirements for information technology (IT) and cybersecurity.

A revised OMB Circular A-11 will be issued in June to include transition-related updates.  During the transition after the election OMB will issue guidance on policy development and the timing for submitting FY2018 agency requests.

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