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COVID-19: Resource Platform

As COVID-19 disrupts every area of our lives, we've developed a resource platform to provide relevant articles from Academy Fellows, resources from all levels of government, and on-the-ground perspectives from communities.

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Grand Challenges: The Election 2020 Project

The Academy formed a series of Working Groups of its Fellows to address Grand Challenges in Public Administration. These Groups were charged with producing one or more papers to advise the Administration in 2021 (whether reelected or newly elected) on the key near-time actions that should be taken to begin addressing Grand Challenges.

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GC of the Month: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work

Humans have an innate quest for meaning. Our jobs and our work are a principal means for fulfilling that need—they have both instrumental and intrinsic value. The laws, regulations, and administration of safety net, workforce, and related programs can hinder an individual’s ability to work, especially when individuals and households benefit from more than a program.

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New Report: Building an Agile Federal Government

The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust and the Project Management Institute cosponsored an Academy white paper that explored the issues associated with agile government and recommended ways that the federal government can become more agile. New operating principles and practices—and a new leadership and management mindset—will be required for success. With a more flexible management approach, the federal government can be in a stronger position to tackle persistent problems and deal with crises.

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Election 2020 Action Plans

A new action plan is now available: "Steward Natural Resources and Address Climate Change"

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The Agile Government Center

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Thoughts from Our Fellows: Connect Individuals to Meaningful Work

Welcome to Thoughts from Our Fellows, a collection of recent activity regarding the Academy's Grand Challenge of each Month.

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Agile Oversight: A Path Forward

By G.Edward DeSeve, Coordinator National Academy of Public Administration Agile Government Center and Academy Fellow; Dan Chenok, 

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GC of the Month: January 2021 News on Ensuring Data Security and Privacy Rights of Individuals

Stay informed on Ensuring Data Security and Privacy Rights of Individuals, our Grand Challenge of the Month for January 2021. with

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