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Oct. 22 Community Forum - The Federal Budget: Challenging to Get One; More Challenging to Control Its Size!

October 02, 2013

Category: Events, History & Politics


Ronald J. Maccaroni had over 37 years of experience with the Federal Government when he retired from the Senior Executive Service Corps in 2005. For 15 years, he served as a Comptroller in various Department of Defense agencies, managing the agencies' budget development and execution, and internal control processes. For 22 years, he worked with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducting evaluations of various defense and civilian programs.

Since retiring from federal service, Maccaroni has served as Adjunct Instructor with the Graduate School, USA, teaching and developing courses in federal budgeting, accounting, and general financial management, as well as courses on internal controls. Maccaroni received his B.A. in accounting from Catawba College in 1967 and attended the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Va. He is a Certified Defense Financial Manager. Maccaroni currently lives with wife Harriet in Charlotte, N.C.

At the next Catawba College Community Forum, Maccaroni will discuss the legislative background and history of the Federal budget, the participants and their roles in developing and approving the budget, and the timeframe for that process. He will touch on the budget's content, how that content has changed over time, and what components are driving the increase in its size and the resulting Federal deficit and debt. Finally, Maccaroni will describe some of the challenges in controlling the Federal budget, deficit, and debt.
 
Come to the next Catawba College Community Forum on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall for an insider's view of a process that is mysterious to most of us but affects us all. Admission, as always, is free.


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