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.
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 nearly 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.