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.


2021 ERM Workshop: Executive Summary Report

September 2021

Following each presentation, participants were invited to join facilitated small group discussions, in which they shared reactions, knowledge, experience, ideas and best practices. This report captures many of the ideas and practices expressed during these discussions.


2020 ERM Workshop: Leverging ERM to Drive Organizatonal Value

December 2020

participants gained valuable insights on integrating risk disciplines throughout an entire organization. The participants discussed ERM value, shared best practices from oversight entities for ERM implementation, and learned how to operationalize risk appetite statements.


2019 ERM Workshop: Beyond Compliance, Driving Organizational Value

April 2019

The event provided an opportunity
for more than 160 individuals to hear the opinions of
senior government leaders as well as accounts of their ERM successes and challenges. The participants were also able to discuss and share their agency practices with colleagues concerning ways ERM can, and does, drive organizational value and enhance performance.


COSO Announces Guidance Addressing Environmental, Social and Governance-related Risks

October 2018

This guidance, which aligns with Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission’s widely accepted Enterprise Risk Management — Integrating with Strategy and Performance, is intended to bring Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into a clearer focus for mainstream business and other organizations around the world. It is designed to enhance organizations’ resiliency as they confront the increasing prevalence and severity of ESG-related risks, ranging from extreme weather events to product safety recalls.


2018 ERM Workshop: Beyond Compliance, Driving Organizational Value

April 2018

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

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

September 2017

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


2017 ERM Workshop: Beyond Compliance, Driving Organizational Value

June 2017

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

An Agency Guide for ERM Implementation

February 2017

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


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

December 2016

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.


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

July 2016

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


OMB Circular No. A-123

July 2016

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


Executive Report: 2016 ERM and Internal Controls Forum

July 2016

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.


Executive Report: AGA Forum on Internal Control

September 2014

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