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In Memoriam: LTG Max Noah

ASMC National News - Mon, 2018-06-18 10:12

It is with deepest condolences that ASMC has learned of the passing of Lieutenant General (Ret) Max Noah. Among his many assignments during his distinguished career, LTG Noah served as Comptroller of the United States Army and Commander of the United States Army Engineering School. He was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States in the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army from 1982 to 1984. LTG Noah was a lifetime member of ASMC. 

ASMC 2018 Corporate Member of the Year

ASMC National News - Fri, 2018-06-15 15:29
The ASMC Corporate Member of the Year 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.    ASMC is proud to announce Oracle America, Inc. as the 2018 distinguished winner of the Corporate Member of the Year award. Oracle America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corporation is an information technology corporation. Oracle is empowering American Society of Military Comptrollers’ (ASMC) members and constituents of all sizes on their journey of business transformation and audit. Oracle has been a member of ASMC since 2009. Oracle members are active participants at ASMC events to include luncheon workshops, various Chapter Mini-PDIs and the National PDI. Oracle has a long-standing commitment to ASMC, both nationally and locally, in volunteering and providing corporate resources. In 2018, Oracle sponsored and exhibited at PDI 2018 in Denver.

In Honor of Ms. Elsie Steffany

ASMC National News - Thu, 2018-06-14 15:42
On 1 June, the family of Ms. Elsie Steffany released the following statement, "On Friday, 1 June 2018 at 1417 hrs, Elsie Steffany passed away quietly. The Steffany family appreciates your prayers and support.”   Following receipt of the statement from her family, on the afternoon of 1 June, ASMC broadcast a message to attendees of our 2018 Professional Development Institute (and also posted info on the ASMC website and other social media) advising of the passing of Ms. Elsie Steffany at the Denver Health Hospital with her family at her bedside, following the tragic accident that had occurred two days earlier.   ASMC continues to extend our deepest condolences to the Steffany family.   Elsie was a GS-15 employee of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller). A member of our ASMC Washington Chapter, Elsie was also a Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) and participated in activities of our Redstone-Huntsville Chapter in Alabama, while on detail there doing work for the Army Materiel Command.   To honor her life, ASMC is developing an annual Elsie Steffany Scholarship program. Following approval by the ASMC Executive Committee in early July, more details about the annual scholarship will be provided to ASMC Chapter Presidents and also included on ASMC’s website in the Awards area.   A memorial service in honor of Ms. Elsie Steffany for friends and co-workers will be conducted on Friday, 22 June 2018 from 1000-1200 at the Fort Myer Memorial Chapel. Due to limited seating capacity at the chapel, individuals other than friends and co-workers are encouraged to send condolences to her family at 9990 NW Bartlett Loop, North Plains OR 97133.   Also, in lieu of flowers, the family is recommending a donation to a charity that Elsie supported, "Project Never Again” which supports the needs of children going into foster home care.   The Fort Myer Memorial Chapel is located at 101 McNair Road, Building 480, Fort Myer, Virginia 22211. Non-DoD visitors may enter Fort Myer (with a valid ID) through the Hatfield Gate, located off Washington Blvd and South 2nd Street. There will also be a memorial service on 30 June in Hawaii for family and friends located there.

New CDFM Exam & Updated Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course

ASMC National News - Wed, 2018-06-13 11:30
ASMC Announces New Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM) Examination and Updated Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course   The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) announces two significant changes to its Certification and Professional Development Programs. The first is an updated Certified Defense Financial Manager Exam (CDFM) blueprint, ensuring the content of Module 1, 2, and 3 exams measure knowledge that is important and relevant to current practice within defense financial management (FM). The second is an updated Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC). Both changes, approved by the ASMC Certification Commission, are supported by data related to the Department of Defense FM Certification Program (DFMCP) job task analysis. With these changes, undertaken through a structured, involved, and lengthy process, ASMC reaffirms its commitment to ensuring that the CDFM credential continues to represent the gold standard and the sign of distinction in defense financial management.    The new CDFM Module 1, 2, and 3 exams will be launched on September 1, 2018. However, for those who desire to take the current exams, ASMC will offer the new and current version of all three exams concurrently through December 31, 2018.      The new EDFMTC textbook (v2018a) will be available for purchase on July 1, 2018 and introduced in classrooms on October 1, 2018. The current EDFMTC textbook (v2013a) will continue to be sold and used in classrooms through August 31, 2018.   New CDFM Blueprint: ASMC has released the full updated exam blueprint on its website. The new blueprint will go into effect with the launch of the new exams on September 1, 2018.   The Certification Commission modified several competency areas defined by the test blueprints, including:
  1. Module 1: Removal of “Personnel Management”
  2. Module 1: Modification of “Management Responsibility for Internal Controls” to “Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls”
  3. Module 2: Modification of “Business Management Process Improvement” to “Strategic Planning and Organizational Performance Management”
  4. Module 3: Identification of the need to re-conceptualize Auditing in light of Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation (FIAR), thus giving greater attention to auditability
  A timeline for the availability of the new exam and course materials, as well as the new exam blueprint, is available here.   The Module 4 – Acquisition Business Management course material and exam continue in the update process. ASMC projects the new exam and course material to be available in 2019.

Comptroller Overview: Slides from the Honorable David L. Norquist

ASMC National News - Tue, 2018-06-05 16:07

If you attended PDI 2018's Wednesday morning General Session, and are interested in seeing the slides presented by the Honorable David Norquist, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer, Department of Defense; or if you missed that session: look no further!  View the "Comptroller Overview" slides here: http://www.asmconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ASMC-PDI-05292018-FINAL-v2.pdf.

PDI 2018 Course Surveys

ASMC National News - Tue, 2018-06-05 10:42
You can find your corresponding surveys at https://secure3.rhq.com/asmc/pdi18/attupdate/index.cgi. Log in with the email address and registration code you used during PDI 2018.

Under your profile information on the next landing page, you will see a series of links. Within those links, you will find a link that will take you to your applicable course surveys!

Please complete your course surveys by June 8.  

Update your PDI 2018 Registration!

ASMC National News - Sun, 2018-05-27 13:33

Need to update your session schedule while in Denver for #PDI2018?  Now you can do it from your laptop or mobile device!  Click here to make any changes to your PDI registration!

PDI 2018 Chapter Awards

ASMC National News - Thu, 2018-05-24 14:40

We're less than a week away from #PDI2018! 

Just wanted to send a reminder regarding awards. Please take a look at the list of award winners to verify if your chapter is an award recipient. If your chapter has won an award (congratulations!), be sure to check out the schedule for the award presentation.

In addition to attending the award presentation, your Chapter should be represented during the award rehearsal which will take place the morning of the day you are receiving your award. This information is available in the schedule for the award presentation.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Kathryn. Look forward to seeing you all in Denver!

Essay Contest Winners

ASMC National News - Thu, 2018-05-10 23:03

This year's winners wrote essays on the current topic of:  "Many federal agencies face a difficult choice between funding near-term operations or investing in future capability. We see this clearly in the testimony and public statements of DoD leadership as they balance readiness today with future weapon systems, but it is also a challenge in organizations such as DHS. If you were an agency CFO, what specific actions would you take to inform and develop readiness vs. investment recommendations to your senior leaders? “

Congratulations to the winners – and read their essays soon!

First Place: Major John R. Forbes, Washington Chapter 

Second Place: Robert J. Griffith, Alamo City Chapter 

Third Place: William H. McQuail, Washington Chapter 

Chapter Leadership Awards!

ASMC National News - Sun, 2018-05-06 20:53
Congratulations to the newest Chapter Leadership Award Winners! This award is given to recognize individuals for outstanding continuous leadership, accomplishments and support of the society at the chapter level. This year's winners are:

 

  • Tasha Pettis, Aloha Chapter
  • Jasolyn Evans, Land of Lincoln Chapter
  • Brian Norris, Central NY Leatherstocking Chapter

Member’s Continuing Education Award Recipients

ASMC National News - Thu, 2018-05-03 21:03
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

  • Laura Sorenson, Hampton Roads

$1,250 Recipients

  • Amelia Sitze, Land of Lincoln
  • Carolyn Pickett, Hampton Roads
  • Jenny Swain, Central NY Leatherstocking
  • Ashley Emrick, Gulf Coast
  • Candy Good, High Desert

Corporate Member of the Year!

ASMC National News - Wed, 2018-05-02 22:12
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. 

Oracle - Distinguished Winner

Oracle America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Corporation is a information technology corporation. Oracle is empowering American Society of Military Comptrollers’ (ASMC) members and constituents of all sizes on their journey of business transformation and audit. Oracle has been a member of ASMC since 2009.

Oracle members are active participants at ASMC events to include luncheon workshops, various Chapter Mini-PDIs and the National PDI. Oracle has a long standing commitment to ASMC, both nationally and locally, in volunteering and providing corporate resources. In 2017, Oracle sponsored and exhibited at the Washington Chapter Regional PDI, chaired several chapter committees, was a sponsor at PDI 2017 and will be a sponsor at PDI 2018 in Denver.

Chapter Award Winners

ASMC National News - Tue, 2018-05-01 21:25

Congratulations to all the winning chapters shown below! Chapter Awards for 2018 will be presented at the PDI in Denver, Colorado. *

Overall Chapter Competition

A-1 Category

  • Distinguished – Indianapolis
  • Meritorious – Hampton Roads

A Category

  • Distinguished – Buckeye
  • Meritorious – Land of Lincoln

B Category

  • Distinguished – Utah
  • Meritorious – Central NY Leatherstocking

C Category

  • Distinguished – Great River
  • Meritorious – High Desert
Chapter Communications

A-1 Category

  • Distinguished – San Diego 
  • Meritorious – Alamo City

A Category

  • Distinguished – Buckeye
  • Meritorious – Gulf Coast

B Category

  • Distinguished – Utah
  • Meritorious – Central NY Leatherstocking

C Category

  • Distinguished – Great River
  • Meritorious – Greater Omaha
Five Star Recognition*
  • Alamo City
  • Aloha
  • Buckeye
  • Central NY Leatherstocking
  • Cleveland
  • Fort Knox
  • Great River
  • Greater Jacksonville
  • Greater Omaha
  • Greater Stuttgart
  • Gulf Coast
  • Hampton Roads
  • Indianapolis
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Middle Georgia
  • Montgomery
  • Pikes Peak
  • Redstone – Huntsville
  • San Diego
  • Sandhills
  • Sequoyah
  • Southside Virginia
  • Thunderbird
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • 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 2017 – 2018. (75, 100, 125, or  150 hours)

  • Alamo City
  • Aloha
  • Buckeye
  • Central NY Leatherstocking
  • Charlestowne
  • Cleveland
  • Crown of Maine
  • Great River
  • Greater Jacksonville
  • Greater Omaha
  • Gulf Coast
  • Hampton Roads
  • Indianapolis
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Pikes Peak
  • Redstone – Huntsville
  • San Diego
  • Southside Virginia
  • Thunderbird
  • Washington
  • Yankee
Five Star Recognition*

Absolute Growth – Yankee

Percentage Growth – Coming Soon

*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.

Announcing the 2018 Recruiters of the Year!

ASMC National News - Fri, 2018-04-27 12:27
Congratulations to this year's Recruiters of the Year, an award given to the one member in each chapter size category who recruited the highest number of new members. These four dedicated members recruited 41 new members in a combined total.

This year's winners are:

  • Karren Brunell, Indianapolis Chapter
  • Lillian Powell, Cleveland Chapter
  • Theodore J. (Jerry) Short, Southern Maryland Chapter
  • Amy Benton, Denali Chapter

ASMC Newsletter: April 2018

ASMC National News - Wed, 2018-04-25 13:45

Check out all the latest news from ASMC HQ in our latest newsletter, available here!

ASMC Suspicious Email

ASMC National News - Thu, 2018-04-12 16:56

ASMC HQ has received a suspicious email which had replicated through our staff’s email contacts. Please refrain from opening any emails with the subject “(Contact Name) has invited you to view a One Drive file…” with an attachment. ASMC is working steadily to control the impact of the suspicious email and we appreciate your patience as we assess the issue.

DoD FM Connection Spring 2018 Newsletter

ASMC National News - Wed, 2018-04-11 10:00
Linked below is the Spring 2018 issue of the DoD FM Connection quarterly newsletter, which features a message from Honorable David L. Norquist, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). This issue also includes an announcement of the CY2017 USD(C) Annual Award winners, and information about FM-related topics such as the new DoD FM Individual Development Plan (IDP), DoD FM Workforce Virtual Training Program pilot, professional development opportunities, and the importance of test-based professional certifications.     This newsletter is available via FM Online.

Winners of the CY2017 Achievement Awards Announced

ASMC National News - Mon, 2018-04-09 19:36

We are pleased to announce the winners of the CY2016 ASMC Achievement Awards! 

These award categories recognizes individuals and teams for outstanding accomplishments within one of the functional fields of membership. A full list of winners is available at:

These awards will be presented at the PDI in Denver, Colorado. For more information about our awards program in its entirety, please visit our National Awards Program page.

Corporate Member Breakfast April 17

ASMC National News - Mon, 2018-04-09 10:15

The American Society of Military Comptrollers cordially invites our corporate members to attend our next ASMC Corporate Breakfast.

The ASMC Corporate Breakfast will be on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 AM.

Our event will feature guest speaker Honorable Thomas Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy. 

 

Registration is limited and all corporate member attendees must be registered by 13 April.

Please contact Monica Anthony at anthony@asmconline.org or (703) 549-0360 regarding any questions.

Special thanks to our sponsor, KPMG, for their generosity.

Check out the Special Events at #PDI2018!

ASMC National News - Mon, 2018-04-09 09:43

Planning to join us in Denver for #PDI2018? You're going to want to check out the special events!

On the fence? Register before May 1 to take advantage of discounted rates!

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