Announcements

  • PDI 2021 Agenda Is Live!


    The PDI 2021 Agenda is live! Check out all of the workshops, mini-courses, sessions, and plenaries on the PDI website:
    https://www.pdi2021.org/Agenda. Love what you see on the agenda? Good news! Early Bird Registration has been extended to May 15, so register today to lock in the lower registration rate.
  • Mark Your Calendar! The Next ASMC Webinar Is on May 13



    Ever needing to give your boss the best update, ever? Join us for our next webinar on May 13 to meet EFAR (Enemy, Friendly, Administrative needs, and Request), the time-tested-and-true recipe for composing status reports. Mark your calendars and reserve your spot today!

    https://asmconline.org/pd/webinars/status-reports-how-to-give-your-boss-the-best-update-ever/
  • OUSD(C) Waiver for PDI 2021



    The latest memorandum from the OUSD is big news for members of DoD’s Financial Management Corps looking to attend ASMC’s PDI 2021!
    https://www.pdi2021.org/About-PDI
  • PDI 2021 Is On Its Way!



    Here at ASMC we are excited that PDI 2021 Adapt, Evolve and Transform: At All Times, Ready! is well on its way! PDI 2021 will be held 2-4 June and will be in an all-virtual format with mini-courses and workshops that cover a wide range of Defense financial management topics from Budget Formulation and Execution to Fiscal Law to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Join in sessions with senior financial management experts and thought leaders to enhance your professional knowledge and learn what might be in store for the future of Defense financial management. We hope to “see you” there!

    For more information and to register, go to the PDI 2021 website HERE.

  • Don't Miss the Upcoming ASMC Webinars!

    At ASMC, we are proud to keep our members up-to-date on the developments, tools, and challenges within the financial management field and to help our members continue their education and learn from each other. Our monthly webinars are a great way to stay in the loop whiling earning (1) CPE!

    We have two upcoming webinars on the calendar, so register today to reserve your spots: 

    Wednesday, March 31 | 1200-1300 EDT
    Webinar: Transforming PPB&E: New Tools for Success

    Thursday, April 8 | 1200-1300 EDT
    Streamlining the DoD Acquisition Process

    And keep checking back, as we are continuing to add more webinars each month!
  • Now Available: CDFM Practice Test Subscription

    ASMC is excited to announce the availability of a new CDFM exam preparation tool! Our candidates have been asking for additional ways to ensure they are prepared for exam day, and we listened! Starting today, you will now have the option to utilize the CDFM Practice Test as a component of your exam preparation. This new tool is designed to help build your confidence and identify areas in which additional exam preparation may be needed. The practice test is available as a digital subscription, with unlimited access for 3 months. Learn more about this exciting new addition to the CDFM program here: https://asmconline.org/cdfm/practice-test/

  • Virtual Summit Driving Excellence - Dec. 3. at 12 pm EST

    Engage with Government and Corporate Leaders who will share best practices in data analytics and the decision process. Walk away from ASMC’s Virtual Summit with tips to go beyond the data and create a transformation in your decision-making process by leveraging the data to create operational excellence. Hear from DoD leaders on strategic goals; as well as thought leaders that are currently leveraging data to make the most effective and efficient decisions.

    Earn 4 CPEs by attending four sessions throughout the summit.

    More data coming soon!
  • Module 4 - Business Acquisition Management | Virtual Nov. 12-13

    The instructor-led virtual Module 4 Acquisition Business Management course is a two-day comprehensive overview of the rules governing the acquisition of major defense systems from the Program Manager’s perspective. It incorporates the concepts and rules outlined in the Defense Acquisition Guidebook, as well as DoDI 5000.02T. The course is designed for DoD financial management personnel as well as those working in the acquisition field. The course may be used as a preparatory tool for the optional CDFM with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A) certification. It may also be taken to increase personal knowledge in the subject matter.
  • Writing Compelling Emails Webinar - Nov. 2, 2020

    ASMC welcomes Peter Tyson back to present the popular Writing Compelling Emails webinar! One of the most often and misused office tools is email. In this webinar, you will learn to write emails that get your ideas heard and understood, compel agreement, and drive action. We will review common mistakes and identify best practices. We will look at the components of a message, get templates for responding to emails and acquire vital concepts that can make email communications clear, concise, and impactful. Professional reputations spring from what people see and hear from us, and email is our most common and frequent interface with others – make yours compelling!
  • Productivity - Make Every Moment Count!

    “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities” – Stephen Covey

    Join us on October 13th as Debra Vavrus, CDR, USN (Ret) helps you acquire the skills to navigate your fast-paced, noise-filled day, and learn how to take control of the pressures that destroy your grip on your work schedule.

  • Register Now for the Enhanced Defense Financial Management Training Course (EDFMTC)

    Live, Instructor-Led Virtual Classroom Training! (Spaces are limited)

    What’s included:

    • Live, Instructor-Led course taught in three modules via Zoom
    • 40 hours of Continuing Professional Education units (video webcam required)
    • One EDFMTC Textbook w/standard shipping rate
  • ASMC April Membership Renewal Winners

    Congratulations to this month's renewal drawing winners!

    3 YEAR / $150 Gift Card - Sharon Brown from Sandhills Chapter

    1 YEAR /  $50 Gift Card - Ronald Tammaro from National Guard

    1 YEAR /  $50 Gift Card - David Arvin from Indianapolis Chapter

    Each month, ASMC randomly selects three members who renewed their membership before the expiration date to receive a gift card of up to $150. For a chance to win a gift card, renew your membership today!

  • Virtual CDFM Refresher Sessions

    Virtual CDFM Refresher Sessions for Modules 1-3 are now available online! Join us for live, instructor led training between May and June. For more information, please visit the CDFM refresher page: https://asmconline.org/pd/training/refreshers/
     
    Register today!
  • CDFM 20th Anniversary Savings!

    Is your CDFM status inactive? In celebration of the CDFM’s 20-year anniversary, ASMC is waiving the $100 reactivation fee for all inactive CDFM holders through June 30. All other reinstatement requirements, including documentation of 80 total CPEs, still apply. Email certification@asmconline.org to request your reactivation today!

  • Extended Deadline for Five Star Chapter Competition

    Due to the impact of Covid-19, the National Awards Committee is working with headquarters staff to develop alternative methods for this year‘s awards presentations.  
     
    In terms of the Five Star Chapter Competition, the deadline has been extended from April 10 to April 30, 2020. 
     
    What does this mean to your chapter?
     
    • Even if you have already submitted your competition form, you may continue to input chapter activity that occurred between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
    • If your chapter had a meeting, professional development event, community service activity or other points qualifying activity planned in March 2020 that was canceled, please claim the event and indicate the cancellation when completing the report.
    • If your chapter needs an extended amount time to complete the report due to work closures, please email awards@asmconline.org.
     
    Stay tuned for more information - and keep an eye on the website as winners are announced!
  • Cancellation of PDI 2020

    PDI 2020 has now been cancelled. For more information, read the full statement here:
    https://asmconline.org/featured/cancellation-of-pdi-2020/
  • PDI 2020 Update on COVID-19 (As of 24 March 2020)

    ASMC continues to cautiously plan for the conduct of ASMC National PDI as scheduled from 27-29 May 2020. 

    Most of the DoD and USCG financial management workforces (as well as those of our ASMC Corporate Members) are out on telework status as our nation continues to drive social distancing practices necessary to overcome this extremely critical situation. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 infection status related to whether the extraordinary actions being taken by our federal, state, and local governments; private sector companies; hospitals; etc, will improve the situation to the extent that travel and group gathering restrictions are lifted and PDI registrants feel safe in traveling and participating in PDI 2020.

    Approximately 1300 individuals have registered and reserved their hotel room for this valuable annual training event. By mid to late April, we should know whether the crisis will be sufficiently under control to be able to safely conduct National PDI. Again, should the crisis continue, such that we need to cancel PDI, ASMC will fully refund all registration and housing fees paid, with no penalty.

    We appreciate your loyalty and support, and are doing all we can to continue to move this outstanding program forward, should this extremely critical situation be reversed and our nation returns to safe status related to gathering of groups to take advantage of valuable training and professional development activities. 
  • ASMC Headquarters Update

    We have all watched with concern as the incidence of COVID-19 steadily increases around the world. In the US, our epidemiologists predict that this increase will continue for some time into the future, putting some of our most vulnerable neighbors, colleagues, and patients at risk. ASMC has both a commitment and a responsibility to work in the best interests of our staff and our members, as well as our community more broadly. For all of these reasons, we are implementing new guidance intended to limit the impact of COVID-19. We know that social distancing is effective in slowing down or stopping the spread of a disease. Effective today, ASMC Headquarters staff will be working remotely. The intent of this measure is to limit exposure both to those who may be ill and to those who may be contagious, but who are not displaying symptoms. Al Runnels, our Executive Director, will reassess the situation on 20 March to determine our next steps and we will continue to keep you updated of ASMC’s status. Thank you for your patience as we transition. Know that we are committed to providing our best service to our members and to the defense financial management community.
  • ASMC Professional Development Institute (PDI) 2020 in Nashville Related to COVID-19

    Please follow this link for updates regarding PDI 2020 and COVID-19.
  • Registration for PDI 2020 is OPEN!

    Find all the current information for PDI 2020, including registration and programming, at https://www.pdi2020.org/home. Looking forward to seeing you in Nashville!

    For more information regarding PDI, please visit the PDI website at https://www.pdi2020.org/home
  • ASMC National Awards

    The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) annually recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of its chapters, membership and the defense financial management community through its awards program. Achievement awards are presented annually to individuals and teams who have been nominated for outstanding accomplishments within one of the functional fields of comptrollership. Submissions (including all applicable forms and documentation) for awards in this category are due no later than January 31, 2020.
  • ASMC Office Closure 12/06

    ASMC offices will close at 11am ET on Friday, December 6th to allow the staff to ring in the holidays at their annual holiday luncheon. 'Tis the season!

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    The ASMC offices will close on Wednesday, the 27th at 3pm ET and remain closed until Monday, December 2nd. We wish all of you and your families a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for all you do for ASMC and our great nation.
  • ASMC National Awards

    The ASMC National Awards program is open for nominations! Please check out more at https://asmc.secure-platform.com/a.
  • New Benefits for Members!

    Check out the new educational member benefits through our partnerships with American InterContinental and Norwich Universities at https://asmconline.org/membership/benefits/.