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Working Capital Fund Symposium – October 2016

Working Capital Fund | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

On Thursday, October 13, the National Academy of Public Administration and Grant Thornton hosted a Working Capital Fund Symposium on

Managing Risks in the Retained Organization
Managing Risks in the Retained Organization

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Transforming the retained organization is a critical factor in the successful transition to a shared services paradigm, concluded a panel

New Working Paper Offers Roadmap for Next Administration on Govt.  Performance & Use of Evidence

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new bipartisan working paper authored by former senior U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials

Performance Accountability, Evidence, and Improvement: Reflections and Recommendations to the Next Administration

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2016

A new bipartisan working paper authored by former senior U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials Dr. Shelley H

RSVP for our Governors Forum Feat. Gov. Jack Markell (D-DE)
RSVP for our Governors Forum Feat. Gov. Jack Markell (D-DE)

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

The National Academy of Public Administration, the National Governors Association, and American University School of Public Affairs are hosting Governor

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News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

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Farm Service Agency: A Clear Path Forward to Providing the Highest Level of Customer Service

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2016

By providing producers with income support and disaster assistance, helping to ensure producers have access to credit, and assisting producers

The Long Road to Strategic Foresight in the Federal Government

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Summary Governments around the world are faced with existing and evolving challenges that require thoughtful, flexible and innovative approaches to

Broadening and Deepening Ethics Standards and Training for Federal and State Officials

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction On the surface, there appears to be a great deal of attention to ethics by government administrators. Ethics laws

National Academy of Public Administration Announces President and CEO Dan G. Blair to Step Down

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) today announced that President and CEO Dan G. Blair

Postal Regulatory Commission: Strategic Planning Development Support
Postal Regulatory Commission: Strategic Planning Development Support

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2016

The Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) is an independent agency that has exercised regulatory oversight over the Postal Service since its

Forum on Accountability

News | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Join the Academy and the American University School of Public Affairs for a forum on Accountability in Government, featuring a

Working Capital Fund Symposium – July 2016

Working Capital Fund | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

On Thursday, July 14, the National Academy of Public Administration and Grant Thornton hosted a Symposium on the topic “Building

Transition 2016 Op-Ed: Striving for Excellence in Federal Management

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

In less than four months, the Presidential campaigns will end and speculation will immediately focus on who will staff the

National Academy of Public Administration Releases Presidential “Transition 2016” Report

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) today released a report from its Transition 2016 initiative

National Academy of Public Administration Participates in Forum on Presidential Transition

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration’s President and CEO Dan G. Blair today will speak at a

Reflections on Federal Foresight Initiatives in the 1970s

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Summary During the 1970s the planning and foresight community worked very hard to incorporate the long view – foresight perspective

National Academy of Public Administration’s Dan Blair and Linda Springer Honored by Blinded American Veterans Foundation

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) announced that Academy President and CEO Dan G. Blair

National Academy of Public Administration Honors Dwight Ink and Federal Career Leaders

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) today celebrates the contribution of federal career leaders with

National Academy of Public Administration Hosts Forum on Risk Management for Shared Service Providers

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy), in partnership with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), this

National Academy of Public Administration Hosts Forum on Changing Government

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy), in partnership with Management Concepts, Inc., today hosted a

Working Capital Fund Symposium – April 2016

Working Capital Fund | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

On Thursday, April 14, the National Academy of Public Administration and Grant Thornton hosted a Symposium on the topic “1

Governing with Foresight: Bringing Strategic Foresight to Bear in Policy Planning and Management

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction How can a new President assess the risks, challenges, and opportunities of his or her agenda – and more

National Academy of Public Administration Hosts Panel on Government Accountability

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy), in partnership with the American University School of Public

Can We Finally Link Foresight To Policy?

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction We are entering a season when many groups are thinking about how to advise the next Administration on matters

Review of the NASA Response to the Academy's Report on Foreign National Access Management

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Under direction of the FY2015 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations report, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reengaged the

A Framework to Strengthen Governance

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2016

The National Academy of Public Administration’s December 2015 annual meeting raised a number of key issues facing public administrators in

John Koskinen and William Ruckelshaus to Receive “Elliott L.  Richardson Prize for Excellence in Public Service”

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) today announced that John Koskinen and William D. Ruckelshaus

The Value of Strategic Foresight

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction In discussing the value of strategic foresight, it is important to distinguish it from forecasting. Forecasting seeks to predict

Strategic Foresight is a Measurable Activity

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction The demand for measurable outcomes has historically posed an enduring challenge for Strategic Foresight projects both within and beyond

The Federal Appointments Process: The Problem and Our Proposed Solutions

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction Governing the United States of America does not pause during presidential transitions. Pressing matters – such as the financial

Effective Strategic Foresight is Rooted in Cross-Agency Collaboration

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Cross-agency collaboration is essential for effective strategic foresight. How can existing efforts be improved to achieve this goal? Events of

Federal Leaders Digital Insight Study 2016

Academy Study | Type: Study | Areas: None | Year: 2016

The Federal Leaders Digital Insight Study, conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) in collaboration with ICF

Strategic Foresight

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Summary Perspective in planning is crucial to its success. The scope and time frame used to establish baselines affect the

Linking Foresight to Decision Making

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

How can strategic foresight be effectively linked to decision making in the federal executive branch? Strategic foresight can inform national

Working Capital Fund Symposium – January 2016

Working Capital Fund | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

On Thursday, January 14, the National Academy of Public Administration and Grant Thornton hosted a Symposium on the topic “Pulling

Progress Under Pressure: Shining Light on Leadership, Transformation Planning, and Positive Outcomes at the Veterans Benefits Administration

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Background On April 8, 2013, the National Academy of Public Administration hosted the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) Under Secretary for

Drowning in Paperwork May Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction Dysfunctional…burdensome…ineffective…onerous…duplicative. These are all words that have been used to describe the massive amount of paperwork required of a

Five Recommendations to New Political Executives on How to Effectively Use Auditors

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction After a long career as a financial statement auditor in the corporate sector, I accepted an opportunity to broaden

What Is Strategic Foresight?

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction Does it make any sense for the government to think long term? We’ve done it before – think about

National Academy of Public Administration Announces Bipartisan Team of Senior Advisors to Oversee Presidential Transition 2016 Efforts

Press Release | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) today announced that John Koskinen and William D. Ruckelshaus

Re-Evaluating the C-Suite: The Role of CIO for a 21st Century Government*

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction One of the major tasks confronting all new political executives will be to make sure that they have the

Advice for New Political Executives: Three Questions to Ask your Chief Information Security Officer

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Background If you have previously served in government, most of the job titles you encounter will be somewhat familiar. There

Questions to Ask About Your Tenured Workforce

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction As new executives come to Washington at the end of the Obama Administration and the start of the next

Bringing Strategic Foresight to the Fore

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction What is NAPA’s Strategic Foresight Panel planning to do? This isn’t the first time NAPA has addressed the topic

An Introduction to Shared Services

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Background In preparing to govern and lead their agencies, new political appointees will be exposed to the term Shared Service

Practical Advice for Federal Executives Looking to Transition to a Shared Service Provider

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction This commentary offers practical guidance to political appointees whose agencies are interested in transitioning to a Shared Service Provider

Advice to Appointees: Three Conversations to Have Right Away

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction The list of people seeking an audience with newly appointed heads of federal agencies fills up quickly from the

Advice to New Appointees: How to Influence the Policy Agenda

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction A strong motivation for political appointees in coming to Washington is the opportunity to positively influence policy – to

What Every New Political Appointee Should Know

Standing Panel Blog | Type: Article | Areas: None | Year: 2016

Introduction Over the next several months, the Obama Administration will put together their second term team, with many positions to