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From Oversight to Insight: Federal Agencies as Learning Leaders in the Information Age

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

NAPA Fellow and IGS Panel member, Shelley Metzenbaum authored "From Oversight to Insight: Federal Agencies as Learning Leaders in the

United States Agency for International Development Demonstration Project Authority Subject Matter Expertise

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: The Context, Nature, and Structure of Public Administration, Human Resources and Personnel Management | Year: 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was created in 1961 with the passage of the Foreign Assistance Act

Improving Employee Engagement: A Virtuous Cycle

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

I think I’ve heard just about every government joke there is. Most are mean-spirited and just plain wrong. But here’s

Tackling AI and Robotics at NAPA

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

By Dr. Alan R. Shark, Chair, NAPA Standing Panel on Technology Leadership There can be no doubt Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Improving Employee Engagement: Reflections of a Former HUD Deputy Secretary

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

What happens when you tie your Employee Engagement effort to shared mission and goals? Lots. In 2014, the Department of

Advice to Appointees: Resolving the Operating/Investment Dilemma

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction During my 12 years of service as a Senate-confirmed political appointee in the Department of Defense (DoD), I regularly

Managing the Risks in the Retained Organization: A Priority for New Leaders

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction The movement to shared services should continue to be a priority for the new leaders of our government. Shared

Implementing Innovation in Government

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Indtroduction In our recent Commentary, Implementing Performance Management in Government, we discussed that effective political appointees need to develop ways

Implementing Enterprise Risk Management in Government

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction A recent Commentary in this series, Implementing Performance Management in Government, recommended that political appointees develop ways to track

Implementing Performance Management in Government

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction Based on our interviews with 42 Obama Administration appointees over the past four years, we developed many insights into

Scaling a Fiscal Cliff and Other Contortions

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction There is little new under the sun. We can find close presidential races from the time of Thomas Jefferson

Five Recommendations to Improve Veterans Healthcare During the Second Term of the Obama Administration

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction The looming epidemic in chronic diseases, accelerated by aging populations and increasing prosperity, is threatening to overwhelm healthcare budgets

MEDIA ADVISORY: NAPA To Host Panel Discussion of Dwight Ink’s New Book, Getting Things Done With Courage and Conviction

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration on March 15 will host a panel discussion of Getting Things

ELR Prize Award Video
ELR Prize Award Video

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

On February 13th, 2018, the National Academy of Public Administration awarded the Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public

Australia-US Lessons on Public Sector Stewardship and Capability

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The NAPA White Paper, Strengthening Organisational Health and Performance in Government, draws on international as well as US experience and

Building an Intergovernmental System for the Future

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

In the United States, most domestic policies and programs are implemented through the intergovernmental system, integrating federal, state, and local

Employee Engagement Surveys Are Only Part of the Answer

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Merely measuring employee engagement isn’t enough, concludes a NAPA white paper on Strengthening Organizational Health and Performance in Government. While

FNR: How to improve organizational performance in your agency’s unit
FNR: How to improve organizational performance in your agency’s unit

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) has released a paper offering a new data-driven management improvement approach that could

Where Do We Find Performance? Balancing Organizational Health and Outcomes

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Reforms that promise better government performance are like a mirage – always just over the horizon, and rarely living up

Learning Agendas Can Produce Performance and Evaluation Evidence

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

The Evidence-based Policymaking Commission strongly recommends that agencies use learning agendas for evaluation plans to build the base of evidence

A New Strategy to Improve Government Performance
A New Strategy to Improve Government Performance

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

A recent National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) report Improving Organizational Health and Performance in Government by a special panel

The Five Rs and Employee Engagement

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Companies need engaged employees. They are motivated to innovate, increase productivity, and satisfy customers. The sad truth, however, is that

No Time to Wait Report mentioned in President's FY 19 Budget
No Time to Wait Report mentioned in President's FY 19 Budget

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Our #NoTimeToWait report was cited in the President's budget proposal today, and called a "clarion call to civil service reform."

The Big Deal About Big Data

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

This blog post first appeared in Government Executive Behind the roller-coaster politics rocking Washington, a much quieter but just as

Technology Forecast 2018 by NASCIO, PTI, and NAPA

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Special Webinar: Technology Forecast 2018: What State and Local Government Technology Officials Can Expect Watch the Recording Here: https://amrms.adobeconnect.com/p7pbmapwgtp4/ This

Registration for AI and Robotics Working Group

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

A New Strategy to Improve Government Performance

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

A recent National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) report Improving Organizational Health and Performance in Government by a special panel

Letter to the Speaker's Task Force

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Summary The National Academy of Public Administration is honored to be among the organizations served on the Advisory Council to

Social Equity and Emergency Management Responses

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Background To assure equity in emergency response, it is important to focus on the intersection of natural hazard and the

A Possible Future for the Federal Government

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Embarking on any long journey, it helps to have a clear idea of where you expect, or at least hope

Next Steps in Improving Government Performance

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

This blog post first appeared in Government Executive Have government reformers been putting the chicken before the egg? For years

Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Leon E. Panetta to Receive NAPA’s “Elliot L. Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service”

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration today announced that Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Leon E. Panetta will

Strengthening Organizational Health and Performance in Government

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: The Context, Nature, and Structure of Public Administration, Organizational Theory and Behavior | Year: 2018

How can the federal government improve agency and unit level organizational health and performance? Can new strategies deliver better results

Mending Our Safety Net: Building Our Workforce

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Introduction Labor force participation in our country has fallen to 63 percent. Millions of working-age Americans, particularly males between the

National Academy of Public Administration Panel Releases White Paper On Strengthening Organizational Health and Performance in Government

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Paper Makes Recommendations For New Management Improvement Approach. WASHINGTON, D.C. – A panel of experts at the National Academy of

Creating a Financial Market for Infrastructure and Economic Development

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Summary There is political consensus around the need to renew and rebuild America’s infrastructure, and President Trump has identified this

The U.S. Emergency Management System: The Need for Intergovernmental Cooperation

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Summary The number, diversity, and magnitude of disasters in the U.S., both natural and human-made, are increasing. For natural disasters

Managing Across Boundaries: Strengthening Partnerships with State and Local Governments

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

Summary The new President and Congress need to forge a new partnership with state and local governments in order to

Shared Services: Why the Voice of the Customer Matters

Shared Services Seminar | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2018

JUST RELEASED: POWERFUL IDEAS FROM A DREAM TEAM COLLABORATION! The Shared Services Leadership Coalition, the Senior Executive Association, and the

National Academy of Public Administration Releases White Paper on Governance Challenges and Solutions Report Details Findings of 2017 “Governing Across The Divide” Forums

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Public Administration today released a new white paper, Governing Across The Divide: Four

Governing Across the Divide: Four Best Practices for Intergovernmental Leaders

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2017

Governing Across the Divide (2017) was a unique series of topical, thought-leadership convenings hosted by the National Academy of Public

Save the Date: Fall Meeting 2018
Save the Date: Fall Meeting 2018

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2017

The 2018 Fall Meeting will be held November 1-2 at the Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia. More details coming soon.

Governing Across the Divide: Annual Meeting 2017

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2017

In November 2017, the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) held its 50th Annual Meeting. The Academy is an

Maritime Administration: Defining its Mission, Aligning its Programs, and Meeting its Objectives

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2017

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) contracted with the National Academy of Public Administration to undertake an independent review of its core

Academy President/CEO Teresa Gerton moderates Volcker At 90 Panel
Academy President/CEO Teresa Gerton moderates Volcker At 90 Panel

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2017

Academy President and CEO Teresa Gerton, moderated a panel earlier this month with Thomas Davis, Anthony Foxx , Stephanie Miner

National Academy of Public Administration Panel Completes Review of U.S. Maritime Administration

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2017

A panel of experts at the National Academy of Public Administration has completed its review of the Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Academy Fall Meeting Recap 2017
Academy Fall Meeting Recap 2017

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2017

The Academy hosted its 2017 Fall Meeting this past week in Crystal City, celebrating our 50th Anniversary. See the full

NAPA Fall Meeting Focuses on Governance Challenges and Solutions; Celebrates the Academy’s 50th Anniversary

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2017

The National Academy of Public Administration held its annual Fall Meeting this week, focusing on governance challenges and solutions, and

Department of Transportation Workforce Planning Project
Department of Transportation Workforce Planning Project

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2017

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5, Appendix 2, § 15, the Academy is required to provide public

Veteran's Month at the Academy - Thad Allen
Veteran's Month at the Academy - Thad Allen

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2017

The United States Coast Guard is a unique product of the American Revolution and the brainchild of Alexander Hamilton. Just