• Academy’s 2017 Fall Meeting

    Academy’s 2017 Fall Meeting

    The Academy’s 2017 Fall Meeting will take place on  November, 16-17, 2017 at the Doubletree Crystal City hotel located at 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia.  The Academy’s 50th Anniversary Dinner will take place Thursday evening on the 16th of November. Read More
  • GAO High Risk Event: August 23, 2017

    GAO High Risk Event: August 23, 2017

      National Academy of Public Administration Held a Forum at George Washington University, on GAO’s High Risk List and How Agencies Can Resolve Risk Concerns, The Event Offered Practical Strategies to Address Issues Identified by GAO WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Public Administration today held a forum on the U.S. Government Accounting Office’s (GAO) 2017 High Risk List, with a focus on how federal agencies can successfully resolve GAO’s concerns. Read More
  • Implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

    Implementing the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act

    August 2017 –At the request of the Project Management Institute, a four-member Panel of Fellows supported by a study team of the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) produced a white paper focusing on key human resources issues connected with PMIAA. Given the important roles of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in implementing the statute’s requirements, the Panel’s recommendations are offered primarily with the intent to contribute to their deliberations. The white paper addresses the skills and competencies needed by program and project managers, factors to consider when establishing a Read More
  • No Time to Wait: Building a Public Service for the 21st Century

    No Time to Wait: Building a Public Service for the 21st Century

    July 2017 – The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust sponsored this National Academy of Public Administration (Academy) study to determine how the federal government's human capital challenges can best be addressed. The Academy formed a five-member Panel of Fellows with expertise in human capital management to conduct the study and produce a White Paper. Read More
  • Transportation Security Administration: An Assessment of Procurement Competition Policies, Procedures, Strategies, and Goals

    Transportation Security Administration: An Assessment of Procurement Competition Policies, Procedures, Strategies, and Goals

    August 2017 –The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for protecting the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. In order to achieve this mission, TSA must effectively and efficiently acquire passenger and baggage screening equipment, information technology systems and services, data systems, training and equipping personnel, and other critical items. TSA’s Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) contracted with the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to undertake a study that would (1) assess TSA’s competitive procurement goals; and (2) identify best practices for promoting competitive procurements. The Academy assembled a five-member Panel Read More
  • Sign Up For Our Management Matters Newsletter

    Sign Up For Our Management Matters Newsletter

    For two years, the Academy has taken great pleasure in delivering Management Matters to your inbox every morning. Thanks to input and contributions from our Fellowship, Management Matters has grown immensely in this short time. In response to the many requests from non-Fellows to be added to our Management Matters distribution list, we decided to open up subscription to the general public, in hopes of expanding the NAPA community and spreading the word about the valuable work that we do. Over the last two months, over 700 outside subscribers, primarily government employees, have joined the Academy community via Management Matters 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 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.

Our Services and Products

The Academy’s work is directed primarily by Congress or executive branch leadership who are seeking assistance with complex management problems that require the expertise and independence the Academy provides. Leveraging the expertise of their Fellowship, the Academy provides a full range of advisory services to federal departments and agencies with a particular focus on: organizational assessments/strategy development; implementation support and technical assistance; performance measurement systems; and stakeholder outreach/collaboration.


At any one time, the Academy may be working with Departments, Federal Agencies, and private companies on a variety of studies or initiatives aimed at improving the efficencies of government, the way it operates, functions, and governs.



The 800+ Fellows of the Academy possess an unmatched wealth of experience and serve as the cornerstone of the organization by contributing valuable oversight to the Academy's projects and programs.



The Academy engages on a number of programs that transcend any one single study, but encompass a variety of efforts designed to share information, stimulate thought and discussion, and raise awareness.


Upcoming Events


8:00 am 11.16.2017 - 2:00 pm 11.17.2017

Prospective Study Panels

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5, Appendix 2, § 15, NAPA is required to provide public notice of the names and brief biographies of appointed panel members, and provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to comment on such appointments.   

Please click the link below to view all of the current Prospective Panels for each of our newest projects.



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