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Understanding the Sequester—Where Do We Go From Here?

March 28 | 1-2:40 p.m. EDT | Members Earn: 2 CPEs | No Fee to Participate

On March 1, automatic sequestration cuts took effect for the U.S. federal government. The cuts are evenly split between domestic and defense programs, with half affecting defense discretionary spending (weapons purchases, base operations, construction work, etc.) and the rest affecting both mandatory (Social Security or Medicaid) and discretionary domestic spending. As federal, state and local governmental entities work to enact the budget cuts, many questions remain.

American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) have partnered to host a complimentary webinar with two key government leaders managing the sequester activities: Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD); and Danny Werfel, Controller, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The speakers will address current sequester plans and activities, and will devote time to answer questions about the sequester.

The recorded version of this session is now available to ASMC members in the ASMC Online Learning Center (located in the More Presentations section) Please note that it is hosted on a Citrix system and may be blocked by DoD facilities. Mr. Hale’s slide deck – Sequestration and CR from the ASMC/AGA webinar. (PDF)

Group Participation

Individuals that participated in a group environment with the registrant on March 28, may earn CPE. These CPE count toward CDFM requirements, based on the following conditions being met.

1. The registrant point of contact must email sizemore@asmconline.org with name, estimated number of attendees and confirmed registration number prior to the event.

2. Attendance must be taken at the event and the point of contact must validate that all participants were in attendance for the entirety of the webinar. The attendance roster, in an Excel spreadsheet, must include the columns of first name, last name, member number and email address of all participants.

3. The point of contact must email the attendance roster to Jennifer Sizemore, ASMC National HQ, within 48 hours of the event. Participants will receive an email detailed the CPE awarded from ASMC within 5 business days.

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After viewing this webinar you will earn 1 CPE. ASMC members can self-certify and update your records using the ASMC CPE Management Tool.

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