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  • Keeping Work in Perspective

    ''I will remain intent on taking my full vacation -- and then some,'' writes a reader. More letters to the editor: a one-stop solution to the DoD's software problems; applying Sarbox to senior government administrative officials; more. January 1, 2005

  • On the Defense

    Full disclosure of DoD difficulties is ''an important contribution to our national security,'' writes a reader. Another letter to the editor: PCAOB chairman William McDonough is doing the right things for investors, the markets, and the economy. December 1, 2004

  • Sporting Suggestions

    Players unions are ''blind to the financial realities'' in their sports, writes a reader. More letters to the editor: few companies have working capital under strong control; an SEC proposed rule ''would result in a sham upon the investing public''; more. November 1, 2004

  • Strong Words for the PCAOB

    A simple collusion between clerks ''can circumvent some of the most sophisticated systems,'' writes a reader. More letters to the editor: further steps on risk management; watch out for stereotyping; in praise of CMAs. October 1, 2004

  • Spreadsheets: Love 'Em or Leave 'Em?

    Much financial software doesn't include all the tools needed to do the job, writes a reader. More letters to the editor: how much revenue should be allocated to IT?; outright ownership may be more cost-effective than utility computing. September 15, 2004

  • Pro Forma Par

    Apply ''pro forma'' to everyday life and you'll understand the problems it causes, writes a reader. More letters to the editor: how to help noncharismatic executives speak in public; how not to help board members do their jobs; more. September 1, 2004

  • Shame and Honor at NASA

    The agency should be completely embarrassed by its $2 billion lack of accountability, writes a reader. More letters to the editor: claims of Linux infringement; better metrics for setting compensation; offshoring and gender discrimination; more. August 1, 2004

  • Letters to the Editor, July 2004

    NASA has ''encountered serious challenges with our conversion to an integrated full-cost accounting system,'' writes a reader. More letters to the editor: other ways to manipulate the numbers; 401(k) fiduciaries outfoxed by provider fees; more. July 1, 2004

  • The Bank That Said No to IT

    If only the federal government would replace financial-projection software with personal accountability, writes a reader. More letters to the editor: a celebration of innovation; does Amazon deserve praise? June 15, 2004

  • Letters to the Editor, June 2004

    Unfortunately, only ''shocking'' errors put financial management of government agencies in the headlines, writes a reader. More letters to the editor: baseball's franchise system doesn't work; finance staff at an acquisition target; more. June 1, 2004

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