FYI


The Association of Government Accountants honors the GAO, the National Science Foundation, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Social Security Administration and the Departments of Energy, Interior, Labor and State with Certificates of Excellence in Accountability Reporting ( www.agacgfm.org/cear/index.htm ) for the fiscal year 2001 reports they issued on their financial affairs and programs.

The Institute of Internal Auditors elects LeRoy E. Bookal, CIA, chairman of its board for a term of one year.

SPONSORED REPORT

Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

CHECKLIST

Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.