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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.

OMB Launches Strategic Reviews

The Office of Management and Budget has started conducting a series of strategic reviews with federal agencies in an attempt to better integrate program performance with budget decisions.

Federal Management Leadership Under Five Presidencies

On April 30th the Academy hosted a forum with George Mason University and Oliver Wyman on “Federal Management Leadership Under Five Presidencies” as one in a series of government-wide management forums arranged by the Master's in Public Administration program at George Mason University.

The Academy and EY Bring Together Federal ERM Leaders

Washington, D.C.—Linking performance to enterprise risk management is critical to achieving performance goals, concluded a panel of government and private sector experts brought together by the National Academy of Public Administration, with Ernst & Young LLP, at a thought leadership forum on May 7th.

Academy-GAO Forum: Getting Off the High-Risk List

Every two years at the start of a new Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) calls attention to agencies and program areas that are considered "high risk" due to vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, or are most in need of transformation.

A Forum on Strategic Reviews

On behalf of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the National Academy of Public Administration convened over 100 key stakeholders from Federal agencies, offices of inspectors general, the Government Accountability Office, Congress, academia, and private sector partners to share leading practices related to strategic reviews. 

The Academy's Offices Have Moved

The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) is pleased to announce the relocation of its offices, effective January 1, 2014. The Academy’s new offices are located at: 1600 K St., N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20006.

Political Appointee Project

This website (www.politicalappointeeproject.orgcombines the efforts of several related initiatives. In 2011, we began discussions with the Ernst & Young Initiative on Leadership to share the position profiles they prepared for their book Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government. In 2009, the Academy assumed responsibility for the Council for Excellence in Government Prune Book Series. Updated material from the 2008 Prune Book series is presented on this website. This website builds upon the Academy’s longstanding interest and involvement in improving the presidential appointments process.

The Academy Announces New Slate of Board Officers

The National Academy of Public Administration is proud to announce the installation of a new slate of officers during its November 2013 Fall Meeting. Robert J. Shea will succeed Diane M. Disney as Board Chair and Nancy R. Kingsbury will serve as the Board’s new Vice Chair.