FAEC Training Program | April 15, 2019

Bimonthly Training: Acquisition Auditing and Strengthening Organizational Governance

When: April 15, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)

U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590

Visitors should arrive at the entrance to 1200 New Jersey Avenue, which is located two blocks to the east of the Navy Yard Metro Stop (Yellow and Green lines). All visitors will be processed through security so please make sure to have proper identification (driver’s license or Federal Identification Card).

Who Should Attend: CIGIE-members (audit) staff or managers (regardless of grade) involved in Participants will earn 2 CPEs for attending the entirety of the meeting.  There is no cost to attend.

Event Agenda

1:00pm - 1:20pm: Dr. Brett Baker, FAEC Chair, and Committee Updates

1:20pm- 2:10pm: Acquisition Auditing

  • Terry Letko, Program Director (DoT OIG) and Chair, FAEC Contract Audit Committee
  • Kathryn Novicky, DoT OIG

2:10pm- 3:00pm: Strengthening Organizational Governance (FRB OIG)

  • Cynthia Gray, Senior Manager, FRB OIG
  • Jackie Ogle, OIG Manager, FRB OIG
  • John Galvin, Senior Auditor, FRB OIG
  • Sean Newman, Senior Auditor, FRB OIG
  • Monica Cook, Forensic Auditor, FRB OIG
  • Caitlin Romano, Attorney, FRB OIG

Learning Objectives

Accounting Systems and Voucher Reviews for Cost Reimbursement Contracts – the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General will provide an understanding of the Federal acquisition requirements for reviewing accounting systems and payments for cost reimbursement contracts, and procedures that can be useful when testing agencies’ compliance with these requirements.

Strengthening Organizational Governance – The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) conducted an evaluation of organizational governance at the highest levels of the Board. Recognizing that their work had broader applicability, the team also developed an OIG Insights paper on organizational governance, highlighting practices and considerations that other organizations can use to strengthen their governance system.

Presentation Slides


Terry Letko, Senior Acquisition Advisor, Department of Transportation (DOT) and Chair, FAEC Contract Audit Committee. OIG. Terry Letko is a Senior Acquisition Advisor in the Department of Transportation (DOT) OIG’s Office of the Assistant Inspector General for Acquisition and Procurement Audits. He is responsible for advising DOT Teams performing contract and acquisition management reviews as part of their audits. He is also responsible for preparing statements of work and overseeing certain contracts that the OIG awards for consulting and audit support services. Terry was previously a program director with the DOT OIG and has been with the DOT OIG since 1999. Before becoming involved with contract and acquisition management audits, Terry previously directed financial management audits at DOT entities and audits of the Highway Trust Fund financial statements and directed or managed audits of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Cost Accounting System implementation. Prior to joining the DOT-OIG Terry spent 20 years as a contract auditor at either the DOD-OIG, where he was a project manager in the Office of Audit Policy and Oversight, or the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) where he performed various duties, including supervisory auditor, at the Fairfax Branch Office. Terry started his Federal auditing career in 1979 in Minnesota. Terry began his Government career with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s State Treasurer’s Office and is a former teacher at the Saint Nicholas School, Minersville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Bloomsburg State College (PA) with BS degrees in Elementary Education and Business Administration, Accounting and is a CPA licensed in Virginia.

Kathryn Novicky, Project Manager, Department of Transportation OIG. Kathryn applies her expertise in acquisition auditing and knowledge of U.S. DOT policies, procedures, and practices for the procurement of goods, services, and construction to lead a team of analysts in planning and executing performance management evaluations of the DOT’s acquisition and procurement programs. Ms. Novicky is highly skilled in analyzing and applying Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements, as well as agency acquisition policies, procedures, and best practices in the performance of audits and evaluations of agency award, administration, and oversight of contracts. Through extensive work experience, training, and professional affiliations, Ms. Novicky maintains an in-depth knowledge of current legislation, regulations, Office of Federal Procurement Policy directives, methods used in contracting, business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics. Ms. Novicky has been carrying out performance management evaluations since joining the DOT-OIG in 2011, after serving as a Senior Subcontract Administrator for The MITRE Corporation. During that time, she provided cradle-to-grave subcontract administration for consultants and subcontractors supporting Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Transportation contracts. Ms. Novicky earned her Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Salisbury University. She completed the Certified Federal Contract Manager course, and holds a Federal Acquisition in Contracting Level I Certification and Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from The George Washington University. She is a member of the National Contract Management Association.

Cynthia Gray, Senior OIG Manager for Financial Management and Internal Controls, Federal Reserve Board OIG. Ms. Gray has more than 25 years of audit experience. Prior to joining the Board, she worked in the financial services industry. Cynthia graduated from Bowie State and earned an MBA from the University of Baltimore.

Jackie Ogle, OIG Manager, Federal Reserve Board OIG. Ms. Ogle has 10 years of government auditing experience. Prior to joining the Board, she worked as an auditor at the General Services Administration OIG. Ms. Ogle received a B.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland.

John Galvin, Senior Auditor, Federal Reserve Board OIG. Mr. Galvin has more than 7 years of audit experience. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Galvin was a Senior Auditor at BDO. He received a Masters and B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University.

Sean Newman, Senior Auditor, Federal Reserve Board OIG. Mr. Newman has more than 7 years of audit experience. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Newman was a Risk Advisory Senior at Ernst & Young, LLP. He is currently an MBA candidate and received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Monica Cook, Forensic Auditor, Federal Reserve Board OIG. Ms. Cook has 4 years of auditing experience. Ms. Cook received a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Caitlin Romano, Attorney, Federal Reserve Board OIG. Ms. Romano has more than 12 years of experience at the Board. Ms. Romano received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and received her J.D. from American University.


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Registration for physical participates closes on April 11, 2019, unless capacity is reached prior to that date.

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AT&T Conference Call Number: 877-336-1280
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