Next Steps in Improving Government Performance

Monday, January 29th, 2018 - 14:48
A new study released today by the National Academy of Public Administration says there has been a missing step.

Weekly Roundup: July 17 - 21, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017 - 13:03
Michael J. Keegan White House pushes TBM for IT savings and smarter spending.  Chris Liddell, the president's director of strategic initiatives, thinks the federal government may be spending as much as $200 billion on IT each year -- far more than is generally acknowledged.  Better data and metrics, he argued at a July 20 White House event, is critical to bringing down that spend.

How Do You Do a Start-up in the Government? Lessons from Leaders

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 - 10:16
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:39
(Dan Blair, President of the National Academy of Public Administration, collaborated on this blog)  

Weekly Roundup: April 4 - 8, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016 - 10:03
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 09:59
John Kamensky

Tom Stanton and Doug Webster

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 - 15:07
Thomas H. Stanton teaches at Johns Hopkins University. He is President of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) and a former member of the federal Senior Executive Service. He is a Fellow and former board member of the National Academy of Public Administration and formerly chaired the Academy’s Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management. With a career that spans the practical and the academic, Mr Stanton’s work has led to the creation of new federal offices and approaches to delivering public services more effectively.

How Will Government Adapt?

Sunday, March 1st, 2015 - 12:32
The National Academy of Public Administration’s November 2014 annual meeting raised a number of key issues facing public administrators in coming years. The IBM Center for The Business of Government collaborated with the Academy to highlight some key findings and takeaways from that meeting.

How Will Government Adapt?: "Managing for the Future"

Friday, January 9th, 2015 - 8:02
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:09
The Academy’s annual meeting in mid-November heard from a wide range of discussants.  Following are highlights from the opening panel: Panelists: The Honorable Beth Cobert, Deputy Director for Management (DDM), Office of Management and Budget; and The Honorable Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, General Services Administration  Highlights:

How Will Government Adapt?: Introduction and Overview

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 - 11:20
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 07:20
The National Academy of Public Administration is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization chartered by Congress in 1967 to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. Its 800 Fellows -- who include former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, mayors, and state legislators, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators – meet annually.

How Understanding Behavior Influences Program Performance

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 - 10:48
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 10:40
I attended a forum a few weeks ago where behavioral experts talked about projects underway to improve the performance of government programs by applying behavioral interventions. For example, if you want new employees to invest in their 401(k) retirement plans, there is a much higher participation rate in companies that require a new employee to reject – or opt-out – of participation, than in companies where employees are required to sign up – or opt-in – to participation.

The Federal Performance System: Look Back to Look Forward

Monday, December 24th, 2012 - 11:36
Monday, December 24, 2012 - 10:26
The forum participants comprised a range of stakeholders in the federal performance and results management system:  agency performance improvement officers, strategic planners, program evaluation leaders, and priority goal leaders.  In addition, there were participants from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Federal agencies, Congress, the Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Research Service, academia, state and local government, unions, and non-profits – all of whom play a role in improving government performance.