Insight from the 2017 NAPA Fellows

The National Academy of Public Administration recently named its 2017 NAPA fellows. Here they share their insights with Federal News Radio readers.

  • Few federal agencies are a storied as the FBI. The agency has been at the center of countless news stories over the years. Often it’s the field agents who get the attention, the depictions in movies and TV shows, the glory. But somebody deep inside the FBI has to make sure the finances are straight.

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has a massive mission. Some 100 million Americans receive its services. It expends some $700 billion a year.

  • Jim Taylor, the former chief financial officer at the Department of Labor, is a 2017 NAPA Fellow. He answers the question: What can a government employee do to be a change agent in their office or agency?

  • Michael McCord, former under secretary (comptroller) and chief financial officer at the Defense Department, is a 2017 NAPA Fellow. He answers the question: How can we make government more effective?

  • Beth Cobert, the former acting OPM director, is a 2017 NAPA Fellow. She answers the question: What can a government employee do to be a change agent in their office or agency?

  • In some ways, the federal government is one of the largest training and education organizations anywhere. As director of the Federal Executive Institute, Suzanne Logan exemplifies this. A lifelong learner and educator, she among the new inductees to the National Academy of Public Administration. She joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.