"Our society has reached a point where its progress and even its survival depend on our ability to organize the complex and to do the unusual."
~ James Webb, former NASA Administrator and a Principal Founder of the National Academy ~
The National Academy of Public Administration was created to help public sector leaders meet the important and varied management challenges of today and anticipate those of the future. Chartered by Congress as an independent, non-partisan organization, the National Academy undertakes its important work on behalf of the public sector by anticipating, evaluating, analyzing and making recommendations on the nation’s most critical and complex public management, governance, policy and operational challenges. Through the trusted and experienced leaders that comprise its more than 700 Fellows and direct its projects and services, the Academy improves the quality, performance and accountability of government.