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A new report by Grant Thornton and the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council says industry and government executives want the next administration to build on the Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's Unity of Effort initiative to help streamline management across the homeland security enterprise. Grant Thornton's public sector business and HSDBC polled 102 government and industry […] More
Grant Thornton‘s public sector business has released two annual surveys that show government information technology executives want to boost IT workforce recruitment and address challenges in IT infrastructure, management and processes. The advisory firm said Monday its Delivering Results While Preparing for Transition survey focused on 41 federal agency CIOs and other IT officials while The Adaptable […] More
The nonprofit Health Information Trust Alliance has designated Grant Thornton as a HITRUST CSF Assessor to help promote information security and privacy standards for the healthcare industry. Grant Thornton said Tuesday that designation grants the firm authority to offer services through the HITRUST CSF privacy and security framework designed to help address healthcare organizations’ security, privacy and regulatory challenges. David Reitzel, […] More
Grant Thornton has promoted Jim Copeland to the role of chief operating officer for the accounting and advisory firm’s operations in Canada. GT said Wednesday Copeland moves to the position from his previous roles as national managing partner, advisory services and national manufacturing leader in the firm. “Jim will be responsible for ensuring a cohesive go-to-market strategy and effective […] More
Grant Thornton has transferred its Hartford operations in Connecticut from an office building at 175 Capital Blvd. to a leased space at 90 State House Square located within the city’s primary business district. The company said Wednesday its new 7,928-square-foot facility in downtown Hartford features conference and team rooms with audiovisual and video conferencing systems. Frank Kurre, managing partner for Grant Thornton’s […] More
Dianne Guensberg, a 36-year veteran of the Government Accountability Office, has been appointed managing director of the public sector assurance practice at consulting and audit services firm Grant Thornton. Guensberg will work with the firm’s audit clients in government, Grant Thornton said Tuesday. “She brings more than 30 years of experience at GAO, a deep understanding of public sector […] More
Robert Scott has been appointed as national advisory services leader of Grant Thornton where he will oversee the business line’s operations. Grant Thornton said Monday Scott joins the company from Toronto-based boutique advisory firm Ember Advisory which he founded and brings with him 25 years of experience in advisory and technology. “We are pleased to have Rob join the Senior […] More
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has appointed Mark Scoles, a partner-in-charge at Grant Thornton‘s accounting principles group, to its Emerging Issues Task Force. FASB is an independent nonprofit organization in the private sector that establishes accounting and reporting standards for companies and organizations that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Scoles will assume his role on FASB’s EITF on March […] More
Vishal Chawla, a nearly 12-year veteran of Deloitte, has been appointed managing principal of the cyber risk advisory services practice at Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton said Thursday that Chawla will be based at a company office in McLean, Virginia, and work with clients across the U.S. “Cybersecurity threats are growing, the industry is ever-changing, and Vishal joins […] More
Grant Thornton has been authorized to assess cloud vendors that work with the federal government under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation administered the FedRAMP accreditation process for Grant Thornton, the company said Wednesday. As a third-party assessment organization, Grant Thornton will assist companies as they comply with FedRAMP […] More
Kevin Ladner, a 30-year veteran of Grant Thornton‘s Canadian business, has been named executive partner and CEO of the professional services company effective April 1, 2016. Ladner currently serves as regional managing partner for Atlantic Canada at Grant Thornton and will succeed Phil Noble, who will step down from his roles on March 31, 2016, […] More
A new Grant Thornton report estimates the total cost of cyber attacks to businesses worldwide in the past 12 months has reached $315 billion. One in six businesses have experienced cyber attacks during that period with companies in Europe and North America as among the top targets, Grant Thornton said Sept. 22. Grant Thornton surveyed 2,500 business leaders […] More
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