• 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
  • Highlights of the 2014 Academy Fall Meeting

    A decade from now, how will the government’s responsibilities and processes differ? A series of speakers and panel sessions recently explored this issue to prepare public administrators at all levels to adapt to this changing environment. The focus of the 2014 meeting in mid-November was “Public Administration 2025: How Will Government Adapt?” The IBM Center for Business of Government was a Meeting Summary Sponsor for the Academy's 2014 Fall Meeting. As part of this effort, they, along with the Academy staff, will publish the highlights gleaned from this meeting in a series of blog posts over the next few weeks. Read More
  • 2014 Academy Fall Meeting

    The National Academy of Public Administration hosted its annual Fall Meeting on November 13th at the Double Tree Hotel in Crystal City. The meeting, of which the focus was "Public Administration 2025: How Will Government Adapt?" brought together federal, state, local, and international leaders to discuss and find leading solutions to the greatest challenges facing our nation’s governments. The event featured an array of impressive keynote speakers, including OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini, and OMB Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert. Read More
  • Forum on Continuous Process Improvement

    On September 9th, the Academy and Federal News Radio hosted a forum to discuss how application of continuous process improvement (CPI) methodologies drive efficiencies in the federal sector. Congressmen Tom Latham (R-IA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) discussed legislation that they introduced in July entitled the Lean and Responsive Government Act. Read More
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