Danny Werfel served as former Controller of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As former Controller, he was responsible for coordinating OMB's efforts to initiate government-wide improvements in all areas of financial management, including financial reporting, improper payments, real property management, financial accounting standards, grants management, and financial systems. Mr. Werfel took on an expanded role within OMB, leading the coordination of OMB’s efforts in the areas of Federal procurement, information technology, and personnel policy and performance management.
Prior to his position as Controller, Mr. Werfel served in multiple capacities within OMB, including Deputy Controller, Chief of the Financial Integrity and Analysis Branch, Budget Examiner in the Education Branch, and Policy Analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Werfel also served as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.
Mr. Werfel is a recipient of both national and local awards from the Association of Government Accountants for his contributions to Federal financial management. He was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service in 2008. Mr. Werfel also served as a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board from 2006 to 2009.
Mr. Werfel holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Duke University, a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Danny Werfel on the Administration's efforts to improve the accountability and performance of Federal grants, while also reducing administrative burdens for grant recipients.
Today’s suspension of payments are part of efforts that recovered $4.1 billion in taxpayer dollars last year; recoveries over the last three years total $10.7 billion.
From the start of the Administration, President Obama has charged agencies to cut waste and give the American people a government that is not only more affordable, but also more efficient and effective. One critical area for those efforts has been contracting.
Federal Controller Danny Werfel discusses the annual financial audit and how the Administration is working to better manage the Government’s books.
Danny Werfel on the Administration's progress in cutting wasteful improper payments by nearly $18 billion in FY 2011.
OMB Controller Danny Werfel announces the creation of a new Council on Financial Assistance Reform to improve the Administration's grants process.
Federal Controller Danny Werfel discusses the 20th anniversary of the CFO Act and how Federal financial management continues to improve.