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Management Matters Podcast
National Academy of Public Administration Podcast, featuring experts on Public Administration Challenges....
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Academy Fall Meeting 2021
The theme for this year's Fall Meeting is “Addressing Grand Challenges through the Intergovernmental System,” and we are very excited...
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Joint Series with NAPA and AAA&S: Public Governance and Civic Engagement
Watch our four-part series on Public Governance and Civic Engagement, bringing together NAPA’s Grand Challenges work and the recent American...

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NAPA NEWS

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A new forum wants to strengthen the ties among federal, state and local governments
Some problems are just too tough for the federal government alone to solve. The National Academy of Public Administration has long witnessed how federal, state, local and tribal governments often fail to coordinate with each other, even when tackling the country’s biggest problems. The academy this week launched a new effort to bring together experts from all levels of government. It’s called the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships. Terry Gerton is NAPA’s president and CEO. She told Federal Drive with Tom Temin what drove the academy to create this new center.
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Fellow Spotlight: Marjory Blumenthal
Having grown up with parents whose early careers were in public service, I had two formative public service internships as a college student (long before internships became as common as they are today). One was with the Massachusetts State Senate, where I was let loose to research a problem and got to testify about my results at an eventual hearing, and the other was with the former Massachusetts Office of State Planning, where I joined a small team in documenting what every city and town in the Commonwealth was doing in addressing the intersection of economic development and environmental protection.
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The National Academy of Public Administration Releases Report on Employee Engagement for U.S. Secret Service
Academy Panel Outlines 48 Recommendations to Help USSS Build on Recent Progress WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Panel of the National Academy of Public Administration today released its report for the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), one of the country’s most critical law enforcement and national security agencies that carries out two distinct but integrated missions – protecting the country's top elected leaders and visiting foreign dignitaries, as well as investigating crimes against U.S. financial systems. The Panel report makes 48 recommendations for ways the USSS can build on recent progress.

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