2014

Getting the Most from Strategic Reviews

June 2014 - Federal performance reporting has often focused on measuring how well agencies are meeting short-term goals, but enhancements to the Government Performance and Reporting Act (GPRA) now focuses on implementing improvements via the strategic review process.

From Enterprise Risk Management to Risk-Enabled Performance: A Conversation with Leaders

May 2014 - On May 7, 2014, the National Academy of Public Administration and Ernst & Young LLP held a panel discussion titled "From Enterprise Risk Management to Risk-Enabled Performance: A Conversation with Leaders." The theme of this event - using risk management to enable improved outcomes - focused on achieving a holistic approach to managing an agency's performance by leveraging risk-enabled methods and tools.

Financial and Related Information for Decision-Making: Enhancing Management Information to Support Operational Effectiveness and Priority Goals

April 2014 - The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and subsequent legislation called for improved financial information and improved financial standards, including a managerial cost accounting standard that requires government agencies to develop the capability to look at the “full cost” of operations. Over the past two decades, significant reforms relating to financial and performance reporting have been made.

An Independent Review of Foreign National Access Management for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

January 2014 - Over the last year, security incidents involving foreign nationals at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) research Centers have drawn the attention of the NASA Administrator and other agency leaders, Congress, and the media. Recognizing the growing threat of cyber-attacks and espionage aimed at government agencies by hostile nation-states and foreign adversaries, NASA asked the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to conduct this review of its foreign national management processes.