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Articles In The Latest Issue: December 2012GFR Cover Image

Mitigating Risk in IT Contracts
IT contracts are inherently risky, and the finance officer plays a crucial role in ensuring that such contracts include protections for the organization and mitigate that risk. There are several methods for providing the necessary protections.
David Melbye

The Kansas Department of Transportation Builds a Transparent and Nimble Cash Flow Forecasting System
The Kansas Department of Transportation created a system that allows it to efficiently manage cash balances with a system that supports and improves overall program management and project bidding and cash management decisions.
Marcia Ferrill, Kyle Malcom, and Rob Suggs

The Transformational Effect of IT Governance
Governments strive to provide quality services, and efficient IT governance provides the solid foundation that allows them to do so.
Phil Bertolini

Determining ROI on a Technology Project
ROI studies can guide future policy decision-making, provide evidence for the effectiveness of current efficient policies, and identify inefficient government investments.
Gregory Babinski, Dani Fumia, Travis Reynolds, Pradeep Singh, Tyler Scott, and Richard Zerbe

From Paper to the Web: Streamlining Grants Management in Los Angeles
The Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles created an integrated, web-based paperless grants management system that provides an unprecedented level of efficiency in all aspects of grants management.
Yui Cheng
 

A GFR Extra
Determining ROI on a Technology Project

Given the resource constraints most local governments face, along with public demands for accountability, government agencies should be able to monitor the performance of policy projects. Such analyses can guide future policy decision-making, provide evidence for the effectiveness of current efficient policies, and identify inefficient government investments that detract from social welfare. The results of a return on investment (ROI) analysis can give decision makers solid data on the value the jurisdiction receives in return for its technology investments.
Gregory Babinski, Dani Fumia, Travis Reynolds, Pradeep Singh, Tyler Scott, and Richard Zerbe