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GSA Taps Teams Led by Carahsoft, Grant Thornton for $2.5B Payroll SaaS BPA

The General Services Administration has awarded a potential 10-year, $2.5B blanket purchase agreement to two teams led by Carahsoft Technology and Grant Thornton to update the government payroll, leave management and work schedule systems. The NewPay BPA includes the delivery of software-as-a-service platforms and services to support the federal government’s …

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Microsoft, Grant Thornton to Help Agencies Use Data Insights for Compliance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 4, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has extended its partnership with Grant Thornton’s public sector business in efforts to help federal agencies derive insights from data to support compliance with the President’s Management Agenda and other regulations that target transparency and efficiency, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Grant Thornton …

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Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Group Adds Air Force Vet Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, has joined Grant Thornton‘s public sector business as a senior strategic adviser for the defense and intelligence community. The 32-year military veteran will advise the company on security and defense business development and strategic matters, Grant Thornton said Friday. Carlos Otal, national managing …

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Booz Allen Vet Kathleen Sifer Appointed to Lead Grant Thornton’s Federal Financial Regulatory Practice

Kathleen Sifer, a former principal at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), has joined Grant Thornton as a managing director of the accounting and advisory services company’s federal financial regulatory practice. The more than three-decade public and private sector veteran will oversee the practice’s  business development and quality delivery efforts, Grant Thornton said Monday. “Kathleen …

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Grant Thornton Reports Gov’t IT Executives Focus on IT Preparedness, Struggle in Recruitment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 28, 2016 — Grant Thornton‘s public sector unit has found that government information technology leaders aim to address challenges in IT infrastructure, management and processes but struggle to recruit new IT professionals, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday its two annual surveys show that federal and state IT executives …

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Jim Brady Appointed Grant Thornton COO; Mike McGuire Comments

Jim Brady, currently managing partner for the Central region at Grant Thornton, has been named chief operating officer of the company. He will oversee Grant Thornton’s public policy team as well as the firm’s Central and East regions and will continue to report to CEO Mike McGuire, Grant Thornton said …

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Linda Miller Joins Grant Thornton as Public Sector Fraud Risk Assessment Practice Director

Linda Miller, formerly assistant director of forensic audits and investigative service at the Government Accountability Office, has been named a director at Grant Thornton‘s public sector fraud risk assessment practice. She will work with government clients that aim to assess the risk of fraud in their organizations and identify strategies to reduce fraud risk, Grant Thornton said …

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Grant Thornton Vet Stephen Chipman Named Radius CEO; Chris Stone Comments

Stephen Chipman, former CEO of Grant Thornton, has been appointed CEO of Boston-based global expansion services provider Radius. Radius said Thursday Chipman will succeed Chris Stone, who will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors. Stone said Chipman is expected to help Radius advance its …

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Grant Thornton Moves to New Office in Hartford, Connecticut

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 13, 2016 — Grant Thornton has leased a new office space within the Hartford business district in Connecticut in support of efforts to increase the company’s presence in the state over the next two years, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the 7, 928-square-foot facility at 90 State House Square includes conference …

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Grant Thornton Hires Former GAO Official as Managing Director for Public Sector Assurance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 31, 2016 — Grant Thornton has hired Dianne Guensberg, formerly assistant director of the financial management and assurance team at the Government Accountability Office, as managing director of its public sector assurance practice, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday Guensberg, a certified public accountant, will oversee work with its …

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