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What is the National Academy of Public Administration

The National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization established in 1967 and chartered by Congress in 1984. To carry out this mission, the Academy draws on the knowledge and experience of its nearly 1,000 Fellows—including former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, career public administrators, and non-profit and business executives. Supported by a full-time professional staff, our Fellows bring their insights, experience, successes, and lessons learned straight to our clients through independent thought leadership, in-depth studies and analyses, advisory services and technical assistance, congressional testimony, forums and conferences, and stakeholder engagement.

As outlined in its Congressional charter, the Academy seeks to advance government practices through studies and projects held to the highest standards of efficiency and excellence. From its founding, the Academy’s commitment to good governance drives the organization forward and inspires its work.

Focal Points

The Academy would like to bring your attention to the following resources and announcements.

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Management Matters Podcast
National Academy of Public Administration Podcast, featuring experts on Public Administration Challenges....
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Happy Pride Month from the Academy
June is LGBT+ Pride Month. The Academy celebrates pride and all the contributions the LGBT+ community has made in the...
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2022 Social Equity Leadership Conference
This year's 2022 Social Equity Leadership Conference was hosted by the University of San Francisco's School of Management and held...


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New Academy Report: Intergovernmental Dimensions of the COVID-19 Responses and Consequences
The COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity to examine federalism in action.
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New Academy/MITRE Report: Advancing A Strategic Approach To Global Space Traffic Coordination
Building on the recommendations identified in the National Academy of Public Administration’s (the Academy) report, “Space Traffic Management,” the Academy and MITRE came together to publish a white paper entitled, "Advancing A Strategic Approach To Global Space Trafic Coordination." This paper lays out a strategic direction for the United States (U.S.) to advance global space traffic coordination (GSTC) and preserve space as a common pool resource for future generations. The purpose of this strategic direction is to guide all GSTC activities and contribute to ongoing conversations about federal priorities, resources, and investments.
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New Academy Report: U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cultural Competence Assessment
A comprehensive assessment of the current cultural competency and diversity, equity, and inclusion resources and capabilities of the USCGA.


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