By Dan Blair, President of the National Academy of Public Administration and Janice Lachance, President of the American Society for Public Administration
On behalf of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), we are pleased to welcome you to the Memos to National Leaders Project website. This website is based on a series of memoranda created by NAPA and ASPA experts to inform incoming national leaders about the policy and management challenges facing the nation.
The website has several key objectives:
• To share current discussions about improving the Presidential and Congressional transition process. We hope to serve as a forum for this important discussion.
• To produce a series of focused memoranda outlining the policy and management challenges and recommending solutions. This will represent a consensus of the best thinking by public management practitioners and researchers across the country.
• To focus on both Presidential and Congressional positions, reflecting the joint ownership of problems and solutions for major challenges.