What is Financial Improvement Audit Remediation, and why should I care? How does FIAR impact logistics, operational readiness and my resources? Join in for an engaging interview with the experts and get your questions answered.
Time: 2:00 to 3:00pm (ET) (11:00 – 12:00 p.m. PT)
Shawn Lennon, Deputy Director, DLA Finance, J8
Mr. Shawn Lennon is the DLA Finance Deputy Director (J8) and the Director of Financial Improvement Audit Remediation (FIAR) for the Defense Logistics Agency, located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He also serves dual capacity as the Agency’s Director of Resource Management. As the Deputy Director of J8, he serves as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, a principal financial management advisor, influencing senior leaders in the Agency, the Department, and other Federal agencies, industry, academia, Congress, and foreign governments by maintaining strategic relationships, gaining trust, identifying and preemptively resolving critical issues on behalf of DLA and the Department.
Mark Easton, Professor of Financial Management, DAU
Mr. Mark Easton is currently serving in a part-time capacity as a Professor of Financial Management within the Defense Systems Management College of the Defense Acquisition University at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Prior to this, he served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO), in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from May 2009 until his retirement from Federal service in December 2020. In that capacity, he was the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/ Chief Financial Officer, as well as to Defense senior leaders, on all issues involving the amended Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and related financial management reforms.