Reports & Publications

The Academy produces a number of reports and publications resulting from our dialogues, working papers, management studies, and forum results.

Reports and publications from the current year are listed below--please also browse our database of publicly available reports and publications by year, or use the Search tool at the top of this page.

For a list of current studies, please click here.

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.

An Independent Review of Foreign National Access Management for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

January 2014 - Over the last year, security incidents involving foreign nationals at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) research Centers have drawn the attention of the NASA Administrator and other agency leaders, Congress, and the media. Recognizing the growing threat of cyber-attacks and espionage aimed at government agencies by hostile nation-states and foreign adversaries, NASA asked the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to conduct this review of its foreign national management processes.

Financial and Related Information for Decision-Making: Enhancing Management Information to Support Operational Effectiveness and Priority Goals

April 2014 - The Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 and subsequent legislation called for improved financial information and improved financial standards, including a managerial cost accounting standard that requires government agencies to develop the capability to look at the “full cost” of operations. Over the past two decades, significant reforms relating to financial and performance reporting have been made.

An Analysis of Prehospital Emergency Medical Services as an Essential Service and as a Public Good in Economic Theory

May 2014 - This white paper was produced to support the deliberations of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council regarding options for funding Emergency Medical Service (EMS) systems at the state and local levels.

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.