Our Mission and What We Offer

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The Center’s publications focus on major management issues facing governments today, including the use of technology and social media, financial management, human capital, performance and results, risk management, innovation, collaboration, and transformation. Our intent is to spark creativity in addressing pressing public sector challenges—crafting new ways of improving government by identifying trends, ideas, and best practices in public management that can help government leaders respond more effectively to their mission and management priorities.

Since its creation in 1998, the Center has awarded research stipends to public management researchers in the academic and non-profit communities that have resulted in nearly 425 reports - all of which are available on the Center’s website.


Our Team

Dan Chenok
Executive Director
(202) 551-9310
Margie Graves
Senior Fellow
Michael J. Keegan
Leadership Fellow & Host, The Business of Government Hour
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Ruth Gordon
Operations Manager
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Mark Newsome
Healthcare Fellow
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John M. Kamensky
Emeritus Fellow