NASCIO Cybersecurity Study: Results from NASACT Members
Charting a Course Through Stormy Seas: State Financial Executives in 2012
NASACT participated with the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton LLP on the 2012 government chief financial officer survey. This 2012 state report touches on eliminating waste and inefficiency and measuring performance, but has unique sections on timely financial reporting in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and state systems in the Cloud.
Shifting Gears: Manual to Automatic - Statewide Financial Reporting and Performance Data Analysis Survey (August 2012)
This report was conducted by Oracle in collaboration with NASACT. The goal of the survey was to examine how state governments can reduce the time and costs needed to produce complex financial reports, simplify regulatory compliance, and deliver better information to all decision-makers.
Financial System Survey: The Challenge of Change (March 2012)
This survey was conducted by the Microsoft Dynamics Business Group in collaboration with NASACT. The goal was to identify the expectations, strategies, and practices that states are using in the implementation of government-wide or statewide financial systems.
Government Debt Collection: An Untapped Source for Increased Revenue and Sustained Fiscal Fitness (August 2010)
NASACT and CGI conducted a survey to identify the strategies, practices, and initiatives states are using to enhance their debt collection capabilities. The research objectives were to determine whether states are including collections initiatives as part of the revenue shortfall solution; document and understand the current state of debt management strategies and practices; identify successful innovations that can be leveraged to increase revenue; and share the findings with NASACT members, other practitioners, and policy makers. This paper is a report of the survey results and recommendations.
Annual CFO Survey: Meeting the Challenge and Improving ROI (July 2010)
NASACT participated with the Association of Government Accountants and Grant Thornton LLP on the 2010 government chief financial officer survey. This paper reports results from 135 in-person interviews and 133 online survey responses from financial management and audit executives in federal and state government.
A Performance Management Framework for State and Local Government: From Measurement and Reporting to Management and Improving (June 2010)
Are States Ready to Manage Federal Grant Funds? (January 2010)
In conjunction with the Government Finance Officers Association, NASACT served with other state and local government groups as a member of the Performance Management Commission. The work of the commission resulted in this performance management framework aimed at helping governments move beyond measuring and simply reporting those measures to managing performance toward improved results.
The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) presented an unprecedented opportunity for states and their respective agencies to receive federal funding. A significant portion of stimulus funds were distributed based on grant requests and competitive awards. This posed new challenges for state administrations across the entire life cycle of grants management, from application through receipt through closeout. This paper presents six key findings from a survey conducted by Accenture and NASACT asking state comptrollers about their current federal grants management practices.