› February 2-3 , 2006 - ESC will be exhibiting at and attending the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) National Leadership Conference at the Reagan Center in Washington D.C. Executives and leaders of the Government financial community attend this conference to discuss emerging and present issues and strategies affecting government financial managers.
› December 16 , 2005 - Larry Neff, Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Transportation and Lindy Ritz, Director of the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, announced the selection of Mr. Marshal Gimpel for the new position of Director of the Enterprise Services Center (ESC-1). Mr. Gimpel served as Corporate Director of Quality and Performance for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Gimpel will report for duty on January 30, 2006. Qualifications.
› December 6 , 2005 - Lindy Ritz, Director of the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center and Mike Upton, Program Director of the Office of Financial Operations, conducted a workshop entitled “Using Centers of Excellence to Produce “Best” Practices and Performance For Your Agency”. The workshop was conducted as part of the International Institute of Business Technologies (IIBT) Conference held in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
› October 1 , 2005 - ESC set a record for rapid deployment in order to service a customer’s needs. In only one month after the agreement was signed with the Enterprise Services Center (ESC), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) became fully functional on the ESC’s Delphi (Oracle Federal Financial Management) System.
› September 14, 2005 - The Enterprise Services Center (ESC) has won two new contracts. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will begin using our Delphi (Oracle Federal Financial) Federal Financial Management System. In addition, ESC will perform all accounting functions for both agencies, to include transaction processing, financial reporting, and closing activities. For more information, please read the attached Press Release.
› September 14, 2005 - Larry Neff, Deputy CFO of U.S. Department of Transportation, spoke at the Maryland Montgomery/Prince Georges chapter of the Association of Government Accountants on September 14th at 6:30pm. The topic was strategies for implementing a COTS-based financial management system using an OMB-Approved Federal Financial Center of Excellence.
› August 25 , 2005 - ESC spoke at Oracle OpenWorld, which was held September 17-22 in San Francisco. Oracle OpenWorld is a hallmark event for Oracle users and developers in which the latest information about products and solutions is communicated. On September 19th Bob Stevens, Director of Enterprise Systems, spoke as part of a panel about "Lines of Business within the Federal Government". On September 22 Jean Matzke of ESC spoke as part of a panel about Maximizing Return on Assets with Oracle E-Business. Click on this link to see a detailed description of the presentations. Click on this link for further information on the presentations.
› July 13 , 2005 - ESC participated in a panel discussion entitled "Financial Management System Challenges" at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. Taking place at 10:00am, the discussion centered on whether current financial management systems are providing managers with useful and timely information while allowing them to keep up with constantly changing financial requirements. Laurie A. Howard, Associate Director, Accounting Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation, spoke on behalf of ESC.
› July 12 , 2005 - ESC has conducted an in-depth workshop and presentation entitled "How to Achieve a Clean Audit Opinion" at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. The workshop was presented by Michael J. Upton, Program Director and Bo Peeler, Assistant Program Director. ESC was proud to include a valued customer in the workshop, Ms. Allison W. Ritman, Manager, Financial Statements and Reporting Division for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We explained how we worked with the OIG and other auditors on financial statements audits while migrating DOT from a legacy accounting system to a COTS-based system, all the while achieving clean audit opinions for all customers.
› July 12, 2005 - ESC has taken part in a panel discussion at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida entitled "eGov for Financial Managers". Bob Stevens, ESC Director of Enterprise Systems was speaking at this event. Participants learned how Federal Financial Management Centers of Excellence can facilitate their business line objectives.
› July 10, 2005 - ESC has exhibited at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. ESC provided a live demonstration of Delphi (based on Oracle Federal Financials), showed a video on ESC, and provided information about the complete range of ESC services and systems.
› July 7, 2005 - The Association of Government Accountants today recognized and commended the Highway Trust Fund - an ESC customer - for their ability to craft narrative descriptions and graphic displays of performance data in their Performance and Accountability Reports. Rep. Todd Platts, R-Pa., who has held multiple hearings on financial accountability, said, "I commend the agencies that have worked to make sound financial management a priority. It is important that we in Congress recognize the importance of management issues and that we recognize a job well done. Too often we only see headlines when agencies have problems."
› July 7, 2005 - The Association of Government Accountants today recognized and commended the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - an ESC accounting services and Delphi customer - for identifying financial management trends and challenges in its Performance and Accountability Reports. The 1990 Chief Financial Officers Act and 2002 Accountability of Tax Dollars Act require agencies to submit Performance and Accountability Reports, which detail how agencies are meeting their goals.
› June 14, 2005 - SRA Selected as ESC Teaming Partner. The teaming arrangement calls for SRA to provide full system implementation support to ESC; more specifically, the implementation of Delphi (based on Oracle Federal Financials). SRA, along with their team which includes IBM; Spectrum Solutions Group, Inc.; and Vigotsky & Associates, L.L.C., will play an important role by participating in the development of plans and schedules for ESC's proposals and responses to agency’s solicitations. In all cases the ESC will be the prime contractor, with SRA the subcontractor. The estimated period of performance will cover a 6-year period.
› June 1, 2005 - ESC presented at the Financial Management Committee meeting of the Small Agency Council. Bob Stevens, ESC Director of Enterprise Systems, presented our Accounting Services and provided updated information on Delphi. Also in attendance from ESC were Larry Neff, Director of Financial Management for the Department of Transportation, and Mike Upton, ESC Director of Financial Operations. For a copy of the ESC presentation please contact Timothy.Jeffcoat@faa.gov.
› February 7, 2005 - ESC was formally named as a Center of Excellence for Federal Financial Management today - one of only four Centers of Excellence. Customers will now gain the benefit of DOT’s $125 million investment in Delphi without having to share in the cost of that investment. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been driving the effort to consolidate administrative services currently performed by individual federal agencies, which has led to the establishment of the Centers of Excellence. ("The Complete Story")
› February 6 , 2005 - ESC proudly sponsored and exhibited at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Leadership Conference at the Reagan Center in DC. Executives and leaders of the Government financial community attend this conference to discuss emerging and present issues and strategies affecting government financial managers. The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) is an educational organization dedicated to the enhancement of public financial management. AGA serves the professional interests of financial managers, from local, state and federal governments, as well as public accounting firms, responsible for effectively using billions of dollars of monetary resources every day.
› December 1, 2004 - ESC held two Demo Days at DOT headquarters to illustrate the benefits and features of Delphi.
› December 1, 2004 - DOT’s ESC was listed as an Office of Management and Budget approved provider of both Financial Management and Human Resources services in a Government Computer News story. The story points out that “the Office of Management and Budget gave initial approval to two groups of agencies to become shared-services providers under the Lines-of-Business e-government initiative”. This means that these agencies will “vie for work providing financial and HR processing services to users throughout government”. http://www.gcn.com/23_34/news/28088-1.html. ESC was also notified of this directly by the Office of Management and Budget.
› November 15, 2004 - DOT earned it’s 4th consecutive year of clean audit opinions. http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot20304.htm.
› November 8, 2004 - The Association for Strategic Planning awarded the FAA its prestigious Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award for continuing excellence in strategic planning and stimulating innovation in the strategic planning process. http://www.faa.gov/apa/pr/pr.cfm?id=1894.
› October 1, 2004 - National Endowment for the Arts goes live on Delphi.
› September 25, 2004 - ESC concluded implementation of the Delphi System for National Endowment for the Arts.
› September 2004 - ESC launched the AXIOS Assyst software for helpdesk and service workflow management. AXIOS Assyst is a best practice-based tool which enables ESC to strengthen and expand customer service abilities.
› August 23, 2004 - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is acknowledged as the first agency to have achieved "green," the highest rating, on four of the five President's Management Agenda (PMA) initiatives by the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management. The Department achieved the green ratings for a number of reasons, including introducing an integrated financial management system (Delphi).
› August 15, 2004 - ESC is awarded a printing and distribution contract from the Social Security Administration
› June 9, 2004 - ESC held a Demo Day at DOT headquarters to illustrate the benefits and features of Delphi.
› June 2004 - DOT’s Federal Aviation Administration was Awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting by the Association of Government Accountants. http://www.agacgfm.org/performance/cear/cearprioryear.aspx.
› May 15, 2004 - ESC submitted a bid to earn a place as one of the Office of Management and Budget sanctioned Centers of Excellence for financial management.
› April 19, 2004 - ESC received an order from National Endowment for the Arts for our enterprise federal financial solution, Delphi.
› April 14, 2004 - DOT, the parent organization of ESC, was ranked number one in government accountability reporting by Mercatus Center of George Mason University.