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Ellen West Lazar, Independent Consultant

A new infusion of talent will provide your agency -- and every agency -- with extra brainpower. Ellen West Lazar is former senior advisor to the chairman at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and now an independent consultant. She is newly elected as a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained what areas of expertise she's passionate about that she'll be able to contribute to NAPA's work.

Tags: Ellen West Lazar , NAPA fellow , In Depth

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:35pm EST
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Rafael Borras, Former Under Secretary for Management, DHS

The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows to study and report to Congress on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government. One of those fellows is Rafael Borras. Until recently, he was the under secretary for management at the Homeland Security Department. He's now a senior advisor at AT Kearney. Borras spoke with Emily Kopp on today's Federal Drive radio show about his new appointment.

Tags: Rafael Borras , AT Kearney , DHS , NAPA fellow , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , people , management

Monday - 11/03/2014, 02:00pm EST
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Doug Criscitello, Managing Director, Global Public Sector, Grant Thornton LLP

The ups and downs of federal budgeting require managers to be nimble and creative. Doug Criscitello has learned a few lessons from decades of work in federal finance. He was Chief Financial Officer of the Housing and Urban Development Department, and also held posts at the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget. He is now the managing director for the global public sector practice at Grant Thornton. He has also recently been inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what he hopes to do at NAPA.

Tags: Doug Criscitello , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , HUD , budget , CFO , CBO , OMB , Grant Thornton ,

Friday - 10/31/2014, 01:00pm EDT
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Demetra Nightingale, Chief Evaluation Officer, Labor Department

A group of more than 700 federal experts gets a new infusion of talent. The National Academy of Public Administration is celebrating a new class of NAPA fellows. The fellows guide the evolution of federal management policy. One of those is Demetra Nightingale, the chief evaluation officer of the Labor Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she explained the lessons learned in government that can apply to the work with NAPA.

Tags: Demetra Nightingale , Labor Department , In Depth

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 04:10pm EDT
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SSA not ready to meet future challenges

The National Academy of Public Administration says the Social Security Administration is not ready for the challenges of the future. NAPA says shrinking budgets, retiring workers and rapidly changing technology are all issues that need to be addressed in the next 15 years.

Tags: Ariel Levin-Waldman , COBOL , SSA , management , hiring , IT

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Agencies taking the 'Burger King' approach to strategic reviews

OMB is giving agencies a lot of latitude to figure out how best to meet key parts of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010. NASA, NSF say they are developing strategic review processes that fit their specific mission goals. Agencies are going through the first set of reviews and rankings this summer.

Tags: management , GPRA Modernization Act , Lisa Danzig , OMB , Beth Robinson , NASA , Martha Rubenstein , National Science Foundation , strategic reviews

Friday - 06/20/2014, 04:04am EDT
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Congress urged to drop online financial reporting for senior execs

A new report says a law requiring the online posting of senior federal executives' financial information would likely impinge on employees' privacy and wouldn't do much to deter conflicts of interest. The National Academy of Public Administration was tasked by Congress with studying the STOCK Act short for "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge" in response to concerns about privacy and identify theft.

Tags: STOCK Act , management , insider trading , financial disclosure , Congress , oversight , workforce , SES , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:37pm EDT
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What is the Memos to National Leaders Project?

NAPA's Dan Blair and Antoinette Samuel and Paul Posner from ASPA, discuss how the new Memos to National Leaders project helps federal managers address the challenges at their agencies.
December 14, 2012

Tags: workforce , management , Bill Bransford , Memos to National Leaders Project , Dan Blair , Antoinette Samuel , Paul Posner , American Society for Public Administration , management training , Fed Talk

Friday - 12/14/2012, 10:18pm EST
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Presidential appointees face long, winding road to confirmation

No matter who wins the Presidential election, non-career officials who might one day serve in either an Obama or Romney administration will face a cumbersome appointment process that is just starting to be reformed. Linda Springer, who served as the head of the Office of Personnel Management during the George W. Bush administration told In Depth with Francis Rose the onerous Senate confirmation process for political appointees has been a longstanding issue.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Linda Springer , OPM , Ernst & Young , James Pfiffner , Congress , Senate , management , best practices , political appointees , Jack Moore , Ernst & Young , confirmation process , Anne OConnell

Monday - 09/24/2012, 09:55pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Competing budget plans, DHS morale

Dan Blair, the president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Jon Desenberg, the senior policy director of The Performance Institute, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: Dan Blair , Jon Desenberg , Performance Institute , Federal News Countdown , In Depth , Francis Rose , management

Friday - 03/30/2012, 03:39pm EDT
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