Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The National Academy of Public Administration’s recent annual meeting raises a number of key issues facing public administrators in coming years. Over the next few weeks, the IBM Center for The Business of Government will collaborate with the Academy to h

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. The focus of its 2014 meeting in mid-November was “Public Administration 2025: How Will Government Adapt?” A series of speakers and panel sessions explored how what government does, and how it does it, will be different a decade from now. The goal of the meeting was to prepare public administrators at all levels to adapt to this changing environment. Speakers from the Obama Administration included: Dan Tangherlini, Administrator, General Services Administration Beth Cobert, Deputy Director of Management, Office of Management and Budget Katherine Archuleta, Director, Office of Personnel Management John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service Breakout sessions addressed key issues facing public administrators, including: the changing role of the media, the pervasive effects of technology, the use of evidence to find and fund what works, the expanding use of shared services, and ways to reinvigorate the civil service. In the coming weeks of the New Year, we will share with you the highlights from our speakers and these sessions. We hope you find them as insightful as we did. Dan G. Blair, President, National Academy of Public Administration Dan Chenok, Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government Visit the landing page of this initiative where you can learn of future blog post topics and follow previous conversations. 1 comments ANONYMOUS The civilian workforce is the back bone of the Federal Government. A discussion of "Re-invigorating civil service" as one of several topics of the National Academy of Public Administration's annual meeting is a boost to the morale of thousands of Federal workers who seek nothing else but to serve the American taxpayer. 01/09/2015 - 18:30