Enterprise Risk Management Guidance and Research

The federal government codified the practice of ERM when the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released an updated version of Circular A-123 in July 2016. Other guidance and best practice materials have followed. AGA remains at the forefront of thought leadership in ERM. Our resources are free and designed to help you learn more about ERM and best practices for implementation in your office.

April 2018

2018 ERM Workshop: Beyond Compliance, Driving Organizational Value

More than 150 federal professionals participated in this forum to share how ERM can, and is, driving organizational value and enhancing performance. 




February 2018

Public Exposure of Draft Guidance on Environmental, Social ​​and Governance-related Risks

COSO and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are seeking public comment on draft Guidance for applying Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related risks. The Guidance is designed to help organizations respond to the increasing prevalence and severity of ESG-related risks. To review the Guidance and to provide comment through 30 June 2018, click ​here.

September 2017

Executive Summary: Enterprise Risk Management—Integrating with Strategy and Performance

A full version of Enterprise Risk Management—Integrating with Strategy and Performance can be purchased by visiting the www.coso.org website.


June 2017

2017 ERM Workshop: Beyond Compliance, Driving Organizational Value

More than 150 federal professionals participated in this forum, to share progress and best practices related to using ERM to drive organizational value.

February 2017

An Agency Guide for ERM Implementation

A guide for all levels of government: federal, state, local and tribal, interested in benefiting from the power of ERM.

December 2016

Enterprise Risk Management: Selected Agencies' Experiences Illustrate Good Practices in Managing Risk

To more fully include evolving requirements and essential elements for federal risk management, and to identify good practices that selected agencies have taken to illustrate those elements.

July 2016

Playbook: Enterprise Risk Management for the U.S. Federal Government

To help government departments and agencies meet the requirements of the revised OMB Circular No. A-123.

July 2016

OMB Circular No. A-123

To ensure federal managers effectively manage risks their agencies face toward achieving its strategic objectives and arising from its activities and operations.

July 2016

Executive Report: 2016 ERM and Internal Controls Forum

Read this summary of AGA’s April 2016 forum, which brought together federal government and private sector leaders to develop guidance on enterprise risk management at the federal agency level.

September 2014

Executive Report: AGA Forum on Internal Control

Learn to improve and realign ERM and internal control to achieve a more rational, efficient and risk-based internal control framework and assessment process.