Mr. David Harvey

Professor of Practice

Governance, Risk and Compliance; Strategic Planning and Performance; and Federal Financial Management

Academic Credentials: 

Bachelors of Business Administration (Accounting and Economics), James Madison University
Masters in Business Administration, Frostburg State University
Graduate Certificate in Accounting, University of Maryland University College
Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics, Georgia Southern University

Relevant Professional Experience: 
Mr. Harvey has over 30 years of audit and financial management experience in the federal sector.  Prior to beginning his service as a CFO Academy Professor of Practice at the National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace in October 2018, he served as the Chief Audit Executive leading the internal audit function at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, where he reported to the agency’s Board and its Executive Director as part of Thrift Savings Plan oversight.  In that role, he oversaw the annual audit of information security controls under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), cyber-penetration tests, and other reviews.  He also served as the Deputy Director of the Corporate Controls and Reviews Department at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, where he established a contract audit program for the agency with two successful peer reviews under Government Auditing Standards, and later oversaw documenting and testing of financial reporting, NIST 800-53, and entity-wide governance controls; performing entity-wide, business process, and improper payment risk assessments; and coordinating and following-up on Office of Inspector General and Government Accountability Office audits and related recommendations.  Mr. Harvey started his career as an auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency.  He has served as adjunct faculty at American University and Northern Virginia Community College, developed and presented continuing professional education courses, and spoken at financial management conferences.  He is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and the American Society of Military Comptrollers.

Professional Credentials:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM)
Certified Defense Financial Manager  

Strategic Performance and Budget Management (SPB)
White House, Congress, and the Budget (BCP)
Risk Management, Internal Controls, and Auditing for Leaders (RIA)
Future of Federal Financial Information Sharing (FFR)