2005

Transforming the FBI: Progress and Challenges

January 2005 - This project stemmed from the Academy's previous reviews of the recent reorganization at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as active consultation with House Appropriations Subcommittee staff and the FBI.

NASA: Human Capital Flexibilities for the 21st Century

February 2005 - Based on the report issued by the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, NASA intensified its focus on leadership development. The agency swiftly sought to reformulate its framework and strategy to achieve a more consistent and integrated approach to career and leadership development.

U.S. Patent Trademark Office: Transforming to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

August 2005 - To help ensure that U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is on a path to effectively achieve modernization and meet its challenges, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Commerce, and Justice asked the Academy to review the agency’s structure and business processes and to provide insights on whether and how agency efforts have helped to increase patent quality and decrease patent pendency.

Transforming the FBI: Roadmap to an Effective Human Capital Program

September 2005 - This was the second report prepared as part of an ongoing Academy review of the state of change at the FBI, which provided general findings and recommendations on the bureau's human capital systems, practices, and policies, and was designed to guide the Bureau toward meeting its human capital objectives.

Principal Investigator-Led Missions in Space Science

October 2005 - NASA’s space science program managers commissioned this study to identify corrective actions to address the increase in the number and magnitude of cost overruns in PI-led space science flight missions.