2018 Editorial Calendar

Winter 2018-19 — Technology Threats, Trends & Tools

Crucial access to data comes at a price. The level of security, technology capabilities, equipment, software and human resource needs vary from one entity to the next. Discuss the shared services, distributed ledger technology, and robotics opportunities ahead while navigating these challenging times of cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
Submission deadline: Sept. 1, 2018

Spring 2019 — Emerging Financial Management Practices
Government financial managers strive to provide information needed to make better decisions and to support accountability to taxpayers for efficient and effective use of resources. Financial management in government encompasses budgeting, a wide variety of assistance to stakeholders, and evolving compliance requirements. What new tools and techniques are emerging to deliver valuable information in forms that are useful to decision makers?
Submission deadline: Dec. 1, 2018

Summer 2019 — Thriving in a Risky Environment
Effective managers recognize, manage, and leverage risk whether through a formal enterprise risk management effort (ERM), strategic planning, or techniques to mitigate specific risks. What have we learned from ERM, improper payment reduction efforts, disaster assistance efforts and strategic planning? What approaches enhanced collaboration and communication across agencies? Have these efforts improved the customer experience and enhanced trust in government?
Submission deadline: March 1, 2019

Fall 2019 — A Winning Workforce
Nothing good happens without a talented, ethical and committed workforce. With many technological advances being introduced in government, do we need to reskill our current workforce? What new tactics are being applied to attract and build tomorrow’s leaders, improve recruiting and hiring efforts, share knowledge and manage performance?
Submission deadline: June 1, 2019

Winter 2019-20 — Enhancing Job Productivity and Securing High Value Assets
Technology permeates nearly all that is done in government and cyber and other threats are certain. How are government entities embracing new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation? What are the new shared services and technology capabilities on the horizon?
Submission deadline: Sept. 1, 2019