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Mark Pisano

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Panel Co-Chair

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Joint EOM and IGS Feb 24 Standing Panel

February 24, 2023
Building State and Local Data Infrastructure in Collaboration with Federal Partners Friday, February 24, 2023...

Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel - Winter Meeting - February 02, 2023

February 02, 2023
The Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel met on Thursday, February 02, 2023, for their quarterly meeting...

Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel Meeting: Nov 4, 2022

November 04, 2022
The Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel met on Friday, November 4, 2022, during the Academy Fall...

Intergovernmental Systems Oct 21 Standing Panel: Best Practice Benchmarking

October 21, 2022
Friday, October 21, 1:00 – 2:30 PM (ET) Fellow and Professor Emeritus David Ammons (University...

Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel: Business Meeting Oct 19, 2022

October 19, 2022
The Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel met on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, for their quarterly virtual...

Intergovernmental Systems July 20 Standing Panel

July 21, 2022
The Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Systems met on July 20th to discuss the Charter, brainstorm...

Joint Intergovernmental Systems and Technology Leadership Standing Panel

May 06, 2022
The Data Dilemma: Tapping technology advances to manage for better public policy outcomes across government...

IGS April 20 Standing Panel

April 21, 2022
Watch the Standing Panel meeting below. ...

Intergovernmental Dimensions of the COVID-19 Responses and Consequences

April 11, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented opportunity to examine federalism in action. With the goal...

Discussing the IGS's COVID-19 Working Group Paper

April 05, 2022
Wednesday, April 13, 2022; 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST The COVID-19 pandemic offers an unprecedented...

Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel: Fall Meeting Nov 3, 2021

November 03, 2021
What lessons have we learned about what works well and what works less well for...

Achieving the Full Promise and Potential of Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing

October 01, 2021
An Intergovernmental Systems Case Study By Stephen A. Hamill Mark Pisano John Bartle Richard Callahan...

Intergovernmental Systems Sept Standing Panel Meeting

September 09, 2021
Tuesday, September 14th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST Meeting Agenda 2:00 – 2:03 Welcome and...

Intergovernmental Systems Standing Panel Meeting

April 20, 2021
How to Build a More Resilient, Diverse and Secure Supply ChainFriday, April 30th, 2021 12:3...

How to Build More Resilient, Diverse, and Secure Supply Chains to Ensure U.S. Economic Prosperity and National Security

April 20, 2021
By John Bartrum, CEO of Brightstar Innovations Group, LLC, and Academy Fellow On February 24...

Intergovernmental Systems April Standing Panel Meeting

April 06, 2021
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time The Intergovernmental Systems Standing...

Dynamic Framework for Analyzing and Improving Intergovernmental Operations for Better Outcomes

September 15, 2020
As the United States continues to deal with Covid-19 and the pockets of hunger and...

Infrastructure Investment and our Intergovernmental System: Ten Tools for Effective Action

August 31, 2020
By Academy Fellows Mark Pisano and Rich Callahan Ultimately, the current societal challenges call for...

Grand Challenges in Public Administration: Connecting Individuals to Meaningful Work

August 31, 2020
By Academy Fellows Mark Pisano, Barry VanLare, Scott Fosler, Maria Aristigueta, and Rich Callahan The...

Public Purchasing in an Intergovernmental System: U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance

August 31, 2020
In this new case study by Academy Fellows Stephen A. Hamill, John Bartle, Rich Callahan...

Presentation Files: IGS/State and Local Working Group Meeting, June 29

July 15, 2020
To download the files from the June 29 joint session of the Standing Panel on...

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

April 28, 2020
The Need for Preparedness at all Levels: Initial Observations of the Pandemic Response By Academy...

An Intergovernmental Web and Effective Disaster Response: Difficult, but Possible

April 02, 2020
Blog Entry by Academy Fellow Dr. Katherine Willoughby ('13) With contributions by Donald Bathurst, Gregory...

Emergency and Disaster Management Case Study

March 04, 2020
Members of the Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Systems published the Emergency and Disaster Management...

Files for Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Systems - Fall Meeting Session

November 06, 2019
Please download the files for the Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Systems meeting on Friday, November...

The Federal System – A Look Back in Time

May 30, 2018
In June of 1968 the Policy Committee of the Republican Governors Association accepted a staff...

Exploring the reconstitution of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

May 21, 2018
Academy Fellows Gov. Parris Glendening, Dr. John Kincaid & Dr. Carl Stenberg testifed last week...

Federal Advocacy Priorities of Associations Representing State and Local Government Officials in Washington, DC

April 10, 2018
Introduction This article demonstrates the federal policy priorities of the National Governors Association, National Conference...

Transforming Federal Grants Management: Evolving from Oversight to Insight Generation and Performance Improvement

April 10, 2018
Introduction Grants are among the most important tools the federal government uses to advance its...

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

March 30, 2018
NAPA Fellow and IGS Panel member, Shelley Metzenbaum authored "From Oversight to Insight: Federal Agencies...

Building an Intergovernmental System for the Future

February 26, 2018
In the United States, most domestic policies and programs are implemented through the intergovernmental system...

Letter to the Speaker's Task Force

February 02, 2018
Summary The National Academy of Public Administration is honored to be among the organizations served...

Mending Our Safety Net: Building Our Workforce

January 29, 2018
Introduction Labor force participation in our country has fallen to 63 percent. Millions of working-age...

Creating a Financial Market for Infrastructure and Economic Development

January 11, 2018
Summary There is political consensus around the need to renew and rebuild America’s infrastructure, and...

Managing Across Boundaries: Strengthening Partnerships with State and Local Governments

January 11, 2018
Summary The new President and Congress need to forge a new partnership with state and...

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

January 11, 2018
Summary The number, diversity, and magnitude of disasters in the U.S., both natural and human-made...

Big Questions About IGR AND IGM Revisited

October 05, 2017
Background In 2011, John Kincaid and Carl Stenberg co-authored a concluding article on “'Big Questions’...

U.S. Floods: The Necessity of Mitigation

September 05, 2017
Introduction Floods are the costliest natural hazard events in the United States in terms of...

Transforming Infrastructure Investment for America's 21st Century Economy

April 19, 2017
Introduction There is political consensus around the need to renew and rebuild America’s infrastructure...

Everybody Wants an Infrastructure Upgrade: How Can It Happen?

April 12, 2017
On April 12, 2017 I attended an interesting breakfast discussion on infrastructure policy with the...