• End of the Year Donations: A Message from Diane Disney, Chair Emerita

    As we approach the end of 2014, I want to thank you for your continuing commitment to the National Academy of Public Administration. Your contributions of time, expertise, and money have allowed us to help improve public administration and governance in a myriad of ways. Through the special contributions of some 150 Fellows this year, we have raised $100,000 to help furnish the new headquarters and support special projects. Through this generosity, the Academy now enjoys a new board room (named after Fellow Don I. Wortman) that is well furnished with new chairs and a beautiful new board table that Read More
  • 2014 Academy Fall Meeting

    The National Academy of Public Administration hosted its annual Fall Meeting on November 13th at the Double Tree Hotel in Crystal City. The meeting, of which the focus was "Public Administration 2025: How Will Government Adapt?" brought together federal, state, local, and international leaders to discuss and find leading solutions to the greatest challenges facing our nation’s governments. The event featured an array of impressive keynote speakers, including OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini, and OMB Deputy Director for Management Beth Cobert. Read More
  • Forum on Continuous Process Improvement

    On September 9th, the Academy and Federal News Radio hosted a forum to discuss how application of continuous process improvement (CPI) methodologies drive efficiencies in the federal sector. Congressmen Tom Latham (R-IA) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) discussed legislation that they introduced in July entitled the Lean and Responsive Government Act. Read More
  • Anticipating the Future: Developing a Vision and Strategic Plan for the Social Security Administration for 2025-2030

    July 2014 - At the request of Congress, the Social Security Administration (SSA) contracted with the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to (1) develop a long-range vision and (2) a high-level strategic plan to assist SSA in addressing its service delivery challenges over the next ten to fifteen years. Read More
  • Academy Honors Don Wortman

      The National Academy of Public Administration honored Albuquerque resident, Don I. Wortman on November 12th by naming its Executive Board Room in his honor.  The Academy recognized Wortman for this honor based on his years of public service to the Nation and to the Academy. Read More
  • Getting the Most from Strategic Reviews

    June 2014 - Federal performance reporting has often focused on measuring how well agencies are meeting short-term goals, but enhancements to the Government Performance and Reporting Act (GPRA) now focuses on implementing improvements via the strategic review process. Read More
  • Academy and EY Bring Together ERM Leaders

    Washington, D.C.—Linking performance to enterprise risk management is critical to achieving performance goals, concluded a panel of government and private sector experts brought together by the National Academy of Public Administration, with Ernst & Young LLP, at a thought leadership forum on May 7th. Read More
  • Fellows in the News

    Academy Fellows are leaders in the field of public administration at all levels of government and academia. Their individual contributions to the study and practice of public administration are often outlined in the press. Please click on the link below to read recent news articles written by and about our Fellows. Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

Who We Are and What We Do

The Academy is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization established to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. The Academy’s unique feature is its nearly 800 Fellows—including former cabinet officers, Members of Congress, governors, as well as prominent scholars, business executives, and public administrators. Our Fellows have a deep understanding of financial management, human resources, technology, and administrative functions at all levels of government, and direct most of Academy's studies.

Our Services and Products

The Academy’s work is directed primarily by Congress or executive branch leadership who are seeking assistance with complex management problems that require the expertise and independence the Academy provides. Leveraging the expertise of their Fellowship, the Academy provides a full range of advisory services to federal departments and agencies with a particular focus on: organizational assessments/strategy development; implementation support and technical assistance; performance measurement systems; and stakeholder outreach/collaboration.


At any one time, the Academy may be working with Departments, Federal Agencies, and private companies on a variety of studies or initiatives aimed at improving the efficencies of government, the way it operates, functions, and governs.


The nearly 800 Fellows of the Academy possess an unmatched wealth of experience and serve as the cornerstone of the organization by contributing valuable oversight to the Academy's projects and programs.


The Academy engages on a number of programs that transcend any one single study, but encompass a variety of efforts designed to share information, stimulate thought and discussion, and raise awareness.

Upcoming Events

No events found

Prospective Study Panels

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Title 5, Appendix 2, § 15, NAPA is required to provide public notice of the names and brief biographies of appointed panel members, and provide a reasonable opportunity for the public to comment on such appointments.   

Please click the link below to view all of the current Prospective Panels for each of our newest projects.

We Want to Hear from You

It is very important to us that we hear from our Fellowship.

Please let us know if you have any ideas or comments that will help us improve the way we work.

Please click on the link below to find out how to send us feedback.