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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. 

Academy Inducts New Fellows

Washington, D.C.—The National Academy of Public Administration announced the induction of thirty-two individuals as Fellows during its Annual Fall Meeting, November 13-15, 2013.

Sheila Bair and Paul Volcker Awarded 2013 Elliot L. Richardson Prize

The National Academy of Public Administration’s Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service recognizes individuals for extraordinary public service in the fine tradition of Elliot L. Richardson, who served as a beacon of integrity and commitment to public service.

2013 Herbert Roback Scholarship Award

The late Herbert Roback was a highly respected public servant. During his 34-year career, he encouraged talented and promising students to consider lifetime careers in the public service. To honor Mr. Roback, his family and friends established the Herbert Roback Scholarship Fund to perpetuate his work.

2013 Brownlow Book Award Winner

The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) has awarded its 2013 Louis Brownlow Book Award to Jacques E. C. Hymans for his book Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians, and Proliferation (Cambridge University Press, 2012).