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The Three Clauses that Ate the Federal Constitution and Other Constitutional Concerns

The Three Clauses that Ate the Federal Constitution and Other Constitutional Concerns

The old argument is Section 8 of Article I of the United States Constitution and The Bill of Rights created a federal government of enumerated and limited power. The fact, however,…

Supporting Ongoing Innovation and Reform in American Policing

Supporting Ongoing Innovation and Reform in American Policing

Communities across the nation face great challenges in improving police-community relationships. While most communities have positive police-community relations, media coverage has been building salience for law enforcement reform on a…

Protecting Your Federal Career

Protecting Your Federal Career

A civil service career is a delicate creation. It is built on percentages accumulated over many years. The lifetime rewards are great. You can do (more or less) what you…

Thinking About Tomorrow

Thinking About Tomorrow

Benjamin Franklin offered his definition of a sound body and mind by declaring in an early essay, “Health and Virtue are to be preferred over all other considerations.” However, he doesn’t…

Culture Cacophonies: Implications for Public Administration in Growing Edge Counties

Culture Cacophonies: Implications for Public Administration in Growing Edge Counties

America is a place of demographical change driven by our restless patterns of internal migration that flowed to numerous places. According to the U.S. census, we have also grown from…

Coordinating Government between Public Health Emergencies: Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

Coordinating Government between Public Health Emergencies: Recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense

There is considerable discussion as to how the U.S. can modernize its defenses against infectious disease outbreaks or biological attacks. The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, which consists of…

Regional Collaborations on Education Data

Regional Collaborations on Education Data

Over the last several years, school districts across the country have been under pressure to develop performance management programs geared towards driving student performance. Often, states require local districts to…

The Promotion of Emergency Preparedness Messaging Using the Tactics of the Trump Administration

The Promotion of Emergency Preparedness Messaging Using the Tactics of the Trump Administration

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Charles Wallace February 28. 2017 Could promoting emergency preparedness…

Drowning in Data

Drowning in Data

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization.  By Craig Orgeron February 28, 2017 The well-worn line –…

Interpreting Performance Information: Why it Matters

Interpreting Performance Information: Why it Matters

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By The National Center for Public Performance February 28, 2017…

Emergency Preparation and Management: A Security Imperative for Developing Nations

Emergency Preparation and Management: A Security Imperative for Developing Nations

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Viviane Foyou February 28, 2017 The current global environment…