A Review of the Joint Base Operations and Support Contract: Kennedy Space Center/45th Space Wing

October 2002 - The National Academy of Public Administration, at the request of the U.S. Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), studied Joint Base Operations and Support Contract (J-BOSC) performance at the Kennedy Space Center and 45th Space Wing. Following a difficult start four years ago, the J-BOSC has since performed in a successful manner. This joint endeavor between the Air Force and NASA has been a positive learning experience for all involved, with even more meaningful outcomes expected.

Understanding What States Need to Protect Water Quality

December 2002 - The scope of water quality programs has grown tremendously since the Clean Water Act (CWA) was first enacted in 1972. But federal funding to the states—which are responsible for most of the day-to-day implementation of these programs—has not kept pace.

Strengthening Senior Leadership in the U.S. Government

December 2002 - The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 created the Senior Executive Service (SES) “to ensure that the executive management of the Government of the United States is responsive to the needs, policies, and goals of the nation and is otherwise of the highest quality.” The SES envisioned a corps of executive managers whose members were selected for their executive excellence and accountable for their organizations’ successes.

World Intellectual Property Organization: An Employer of Choice

2002 - The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has enhanced the worldwide importance of intellectual property, while the rapid growth of activities in this field has heightened WIPO’s prominence. At the same time, this trend has triggered a major challenge for the organization: the need to build and maintain a high quality workforce capable of meeting and leading the global expansion.