At any given moment in time, governments in the United States and around the globe are carrying out key missions in service of their citizens, learning from and engaging with partners in other sectors, and acting as cost-effective stewards of public resources. The countless positive daily actions of government leaders go largely unrecognized amidst a constant focus on the highly visible but far smaller set of challenges and problems faced by the public sector. However, stepping back to view progress over a span of decades reveals evidence of the sum total of this continuous evolution in government management—as well as providing perspective on the future of public service. It is from this longer-term perspective about the performance and potential for government that the IBM Center for The Business of Government wrote the book.
Due to the government shutdown, the deadline for nominations for the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration's Arthur S. Flemming Awards has been extended to February 28th, 2019.
The deadline for proposals for 2019's Social Equity Leadership Conference has been extended to February 15, 2019.
The National Academy of Public Administration is launching a new program—Grand Challenges in Public Administration—to identify and address the biggest challenges that government at all levels will face through the 2020s.
The PMF Program received 4,045 applications and selected 351 Finalists for the Class of 2019.