• Academy Launches Presidential Transition 2016 Initiative

    This morning, the Academy launched its Transition 2016 initiative, which is designed to advise the incoming 2016 Presidential Administration on effective management improvement initiatives; identifying and overcoming government management challenges; and identifying key Presidentially-appointed agency management positions.  Read More
  • Tom Davis and Martin Frost Book Signing

    On April 29th, the Academy hosted former Congressmen Tom Davis (R-VA) and Martin Frost (D-TX) to speak about their new book, The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis. After an informative presentation and robust discussion, Mr. Davis and Mr. Frost made themselves available to sign copies of their book for those in attendance. Read More
  • Political Appointee Project Commentaries

    The Political Appointee Project, which the Academy launched in 2013, has been very successful to date and we anticipate it being highly useful to new political appointees as they arrive in Washington to serve in the second term of the Obama Administration or the New Administration in 2017. A key feature of the website is the Commentary section. To date, we have published over a dozen commentaries from NAPA Fellows and other observers of government, and we encourage you to submit a Commentary of your own. The Commentaries are short, usually 600-800 words. A Commentary can focus on either advice Read More
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of the Chief Financial Officer Organizational Assessment

    March 2015 - In the fall of 2014, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) engaged LinkVisum Consulting Group (LinkVisum) and the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to develop a strategic framework to support HUD’s financial management transformation. The key objectives of this project were to: (1) conduct an organizational assessment of department-wide financial management to improve effectiveness and efficiency; (2) determine how financial management responsibilities should be organized across the Department following transition to a shared-service model; and (3) assist HUD in responding to financial governance issues identified in previous Inspector General reports. Read More
  • Evaluating Project Aim 2020: Preparing to Transform the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    March 2015 - The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has experienced significant changes over the last five years. NRC developed Project Aim 2020 (Project Aim) to improve the agency’s planning and operational functions. Project Aim set out to identify key strategies and recommendations to transform the agency during the next five years to enhance the NRC’s ability to plan and execute its mission in a more effective, efficient, and agile manner. Read More
  • Achieving and Sustaining Transformation at the U.S. Census Bureau

    March 2015 - The Census Bureau has initiated organizational changes intended to improve its ability to provide quality data while enabling it to anticipate and readily adapt to future needs. The Census Bureau requested that the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) conduct an independent assessment and recommend practical actions needed to increase the likelihood that its transformation will be successful and sustained. Read More
  • Federal Leaders Digital Insight Study

    January 2015 - The Federal Leaders Digital Insight Study, conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) in collaboration with ICF, is the inaugural report designed to survey Federal Leaders' perspectives about the pace with which the government is adopting, applying, and leveraging technological advancements in service to its constituencies. Read More
  • Independent Review of the Management Policies of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

    January 2015 - The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L. 113-76) mandated an independent assessment of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) was chosen to conduct this review that focused on the management and operations of the Civil Rights Division including policies, protocols, and practices related to enforcement actions and decision-making, hiring, and other human resource practices. Read More
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Who We Are and What We Do

The Academy is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. The Academy’s unique feature is its nearly 800 Fellows—including former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators. Our Fellows have a deep understanding of financial management, human resources, technology, and administrative functions at all levels of government, and direct most of Academy's studies.

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