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											 Public service
Thoughts from Our Fellows: Modernize and Reinvigorate the Public Service

May 31, 2021

Welcome to Thoughts from Our Fellows, a collection of recent activity regarding the Academy's Grand...

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											 Acadia Jordan Pond
Thoughts from Our Fellows: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change

April 28, 2021

Welcome to Thoughts from Our Fellows, a collection of recent activity regarding the Academy's Grand...

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Source: The National Park Service
Thoughts from Our Fellows: Create Modern Water Systems for Safe and Sustainable Use

March 26, 2021

Welcome to Thoughts from Our Fellows, a collection of recent activity regarding the Academy's Grand...

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											 NAPA Meaningful Work Meaningful Work
Thoughts from Our Fellows: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work

February 23, 2021

Welcome to Thoughts from Our Fellows, a collection of recent activity regarding the Academy's Grand...

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											 NAPA Data Security Data Security
GC of the Month: January 2021 News on Ensuring Data Security and Privacy Rights of Individuals

February 01, 2021

Stay informed on Ensuring Data Security and Privacy Rights of Individuals, our Grand Challenge of...

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											 NAPA Global Partnerships Global Partnerships
Fellow Op-Ed: It's Time to Reinvent How America Delivers Foreign Aid

January 25, 2021

By Marcelo Giugale, Former Director of the World Bank, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School...

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Innovation Supports Federal COVID-19 Response: A Case Study on Short-term Results and Sustainment Thoughts

January 12, 2021

By John Bartrum, Chief Executive Officer, Brightstar Innovations Group, LLC. and Academy Fellow Introduction Dr...

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											 NAPA Global Partnerships Global Partnerships
Virtual Roundtable on Advancing National Interests in a Changing Global Context

December 28, 2020

As the global landscape continues to change, it is vital for the United States of...

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											 NAPA AI Government AI Government
Virtual Roundtable on Making Government AI Ready

November 30, 2020

The public sector in the United States is at the very beginning of a long-term...

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The Road to Agile Government: Driving Change to Achieve Success

November 10, 2020

By Ed DeSeve, Coordinator of the Agile Government Center and Academy Fellow Why agile? Today...

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											 NAPA Electoral Integrity Electoral Integrity
Virtual Roundtable on Electoral Integrity and Voter Participation

October 30, 2020

Voting at the federal, state, and local levels is fundamental to American democracy, and citizens...

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											 NAPA Electoral Integrity Electoral Integrity
Viewpoint: The Postal Service Will Deliver on Mail-In Voting

October 26, 2020

By Dan Blair, former Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, former Academy President, and Academy...

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											 NAPA Natural Resources Natural Resources
Election 2020: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change

October 26, 2020

By the Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows, Bob Perciasepe, Nicole Darnall, Bill Drayton...

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											 NAPA Fiscal Health Fiscal Health
Virtual Roundtable on Fiscal Health

September 30, 2020

The United States faces serious current and long-term fiscal challenges at every level of government...

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											 NAPA Water Systems Water Systems
Election 2020: Create Modern Water Systems for Safe and Sustainable Use

September 29, 2020

By the Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows, Scott Fosler, Gerry Galloway, Anthony Griffin...

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											 NAPA Fiscal Health Fiscal Health
When Precedent Isn't a Guidepost: State and Local Budgets in the COVID-19 Era

September 29, 2020

By Michael Pagano, Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the...

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											 NAPA Meaningful Work Meaningful Work
Election 2020: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work

September 08, 2020

By an Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows David Gragan, Rich Callahan, Teresa Gerton...

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											 NAPA Fiscal Health Fiscal Health
Election 2020: Advance the Nation's Long Term Fiscal Health

September 01, 2020

By an Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows Michael Pagano, John Bartle, Douglas Criscitello...

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											 NAPA Build Communities Build Communities
Virtual Roundtable on Building Resilient Communities

August 31, 2020

Across the nation, America needs resilient communities with the capacity to respond to, withstand, and...

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											 NAPA Build Communities Build Communities
Ten Ways to Build a More Resilient Community

August 28, 2020

By Jay Fisette, former Member and Chairman of the Arlington County Board in Virginia and...

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New Zealand: Whānau Ora Agile Government Case

August 28, 2020

By Patrick Lucas and Janine O'Flynn of the Australia and New Zealnd School of Government...

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											 NAPA AI Government AI Government
Election 2020: Make Government AI Ready

August 25, 2020

By an Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows Alan Shark, Erik Bergrud, Kaye Husbands...

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											 NAPA Public Service Public Service
Election 2020: Modernize and Reinvigorate the Public Workforce

August 18, 2020

By an Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows Jeff Neal, Joel Aberbach, Mark Abramson...

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											 NAPA Global Partnerships Global Partnerships
Election 2020: Advance National Interests in a Changing Global Context

August 11, 2020

By an Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows: Michael Brintnall, Joyce Barr, Patria de...

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											 NAPA Build Communities Build Communities
Election 2020: Build Resilient Communities

August 04, 2020

By an Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows: Ellen Glover, William Greg Burel, Amy...

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											 NAPA Data Security Data Security
Election 2020: Ensure Data Security and Privacy Rights of Individuals

July 28, 2020

By the Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows, Costis Toregas, Jane Fountain, Nick Hart...

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											 NAPA Public Governance Public Governance
Roundtable on Developing Public Governance and Engagement

July 26, 2020

Effective problem solving usually requires federal, state, and local governments to work successfully together, and...

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											 NAPA Public Governance Public Governance
Election 2020: Develop New Approaches to Public Governance and Engagement

July 15, 2020

By the Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows, Nick Hart, Nancy Potok, Xavier Briggs...

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											 NAPA Social Equity Social Equity
Election 2020: Foster Social Equity

June 30, 2020

By the Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows, Margaret C. Simms, RaJade M. Berry-James...

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											 NAPA Social Equity Social Equity
Roundtable on Social Equity

June 29, 2020

Social equity—a key pillar of public administration alongside economy, efficiency, and effectiveness—addresses fairness, justice, and...

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											 NAPA Social Equity Social Equity
Promoting Social Equity Through Civil Rights Education For Public Service: Miles' Law, Different Experiences, But Toward Common Action

June 26, 2020

By Phillip J. Cooper, Douglas and Candace Morgan Professor of Local Government, Department of Public...

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											 NAPA Electoral Integrity Electoral Integrity
Election 2020: Protect Electoral Integrity and Enhance Voter Participation

June 23, 2020

By an Election 2020 Academy Working Group including fellows: Barry Van Lare, Edie Goldenberg, Eric...

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											 Agile government center icon
The Agile Journey at the World Bank

June 22, 2020

By G. Edward DeSeve, Visitng Fellow IBM Center for the Business of Government and Academy...

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Adapting Agile Principles Toward a More Nimble World Bank, 2016-2020

June 19, 2020

Tyler McBrien drafted this case study based on interviews conducted by Alyssa Denzer and Jennifer...

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											 NAPA Social Equity Social Equity
Virtual Social Equity Conference Addresses Social Justice Issues and Racial Disparities

June 16, 2020

Although the annual Social Equity Leadership Conference, hosted by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs...

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											 NAPA Social Equity Social Equity
Public Administrators and the Imperative for Social Equity

June 16, 2020

By Tracey Wareing-Evans, President & CEO of American Public Human Services Association and Academy Fellow...

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											 NAPA Social Equity Social Equity
Statement from National Academy of Public Administration President and CEO Terry Gerton on Social Equity

June 02, 2020

Statement from National Academy of Public Administration President and CEO Terry Gerton on Social...

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											 NAPA Public Service Public Service
Roundtable on Modernizing and Reinvigorating the Public Service

May 26, 2020

As federal, state, and local governments are increasingly called upon to address complex and interconnected...

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											 Agile government center icon
Australia Post Case Study

May 20, 2020

By Patrick Lucas & Janine O’Flynn, Australia and New Zealand School of Government Overview Synopsis...

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The Agile Government Center's First Case: Data Act Implementation: The First Government-wide Agile Project

May 14, 2020

By Academy Fellow G. Edward DeSeve Introduction In November 2019, the National Academy created the...

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											 NAPA Public Service Public Service
Honoring Public Servants in the Midst of a Pandemic

May 04, 2020

By Academy Fellows Dan G. Blair and Janice Lachance Federal, state, local, and tribal governments...

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											 NAPA Public Service Public Service
Why Public Service Matters: Now and Always

May 04, 2020

By Tracy Wareing Evans, President & CEO, American Public Human Services Association and Academy Fellow...

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Agile Government and Agile Governance: We Need Both

May 01, 2020

By Academy Fellow G. Edward DeSeve In this post, we explore two uses of Agile...

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Defining Agile Government

May 01, 2020

By Academy Fellow G. Edward DeSeve Following up on the successes using agile techniques in...

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DATA Act Implementation: The First Government-Wide Agile Project

April 30, 2020

A. Overview: The Synopsis: What is the objective? In 2014, the Digital Accountability and Transparency...

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											 NAPA Public Governance Public Governance
The Need for Preparedness at All Levels: Initial Observations of the Pandemic Response

April 28, 2020

By Don Bathurst, a NAPA Fellow who served in many emergency management roles in the...

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											 NAPA Natural Resources Natural Resources
New Systems of Governance Are Needed to Address Climate Change

April 22, 2020

By Academy Fellow Lynn Scarlett In the age of coronavirus, the United States is facing...

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											 NAPA Natural Resources Natural Resources
Roundtable: Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change

April 20, 2020

As the nation's industry and population grows, it is critical that the public, nonprofit, and...

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											 NAPA Public Governance Public Governance
When Everything Is Urgent and Important

April 08, 2020

By Elizabeth Kellar, the Director of Public Policy at ICMA, the former President and CEO...

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Summary Agile Government Principles

April 06, 2020

Summary Principles for Agile Government. The purpose of these Principles is to provide guidance to...

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											 Agile government center icon
Agile Federalism in Times of Crisis

March 23, 2020

G. Edward DeSeve, Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration and Executive in Residence, Brookings Executive...

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											 NAPA Water Systems Water Systems
Roundtable on Creating Modern Water Systems for Safe and Sustainable Use

March 23, 2020

Climate change, aging infrastructure, and dated governance and management structures have combined to undermine the...

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											 NAPA Social Equity Social Equity
A Social Equity Lens for COVID-19 Action: 10 Key Questions

March 18, 2020

By Phillip J. Cooper, Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration and Douglas and Candace Morgan...

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											 NAPA Meaningful Work Meaningful Work
Roundtable on Connecting Individuals to Meaningful Work

February 26, 2020

How should the MPA curriculum be adapted to meet future workforce needs? David Gragan Nearly...

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											 NAPA Data Security Data Security
Could the Government Help Us Protect Our Data?

February 21, 2020

Alan Shark, fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and associate professor at George...

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											 NAPA Data Security Data Security
How Government Gets it Right on Privacy

February 13, 2020

The American public rightfully expects government and businesses alike to be responsible stewards of information...

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											 NAPA Data Security Data Security
Virtual Roundtable on Data

February 13, 2020

Should a “Digital Bill of Rights” be adopted? If so, what rights, protections, and obligations...

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											 NAPA Data Security Data Security
Is it time for a national Digital Bill of Rights?

February 13, 2020

The concern for privacy has grown over the years, and today we are bombarded with...

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											 NAPA Data Security Data Security
Ensuring data security and individual privacy

February 13, 2020

Terry Gerton, President & CEO of NAPA, and Jason Briefel, executive director of the Senior...

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