NGA Center for Best Practices

The NGA Center for Best Practices teams and divisions develop innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. The center is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation’s Governors.

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Council of Governors Holds 29th Plenary Meeting

Council of Governors Holds 29th Plenary Meeting

The 29th Plenary meeting of the Council of Governors was held yesterday, July 11, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Council serves as a forum for 10 presidentially appointed, ...
Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

Federal Agency Representatives Join 2024 NGA Summer Meeting

At the 2024 NGA Summer Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, representatives from multiple federal agencies held meetings with Governors’ staff members to focus on coordination between state and federal ...
Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

Disagree Better – A More Perfect Union

The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution opens with a powerful declaration of purpose that is, perhaps, the most succinct definition of the American experiment. In the event that you didn’t ...

Let’s Get Ready

All Americans should have access to education that prepares them for success in life. As the world changes and technology evolves, ensuring all students graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary for success is increasingly critical for our nation’s economic competitiveness.

As Governors, we lead states facing economic opportunities but also challenges, shortages in workforce, skills mismatch, and widening opportunity gaps that limit true economic mobility for Americans. We must take these indicators as a call to action.

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Smart & Safe: State Strategies for Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Electric Sector

Smart & Safe: State Strategies for Enhancing Cybersecurity in the Electric Sector

This white paper outlines seven actions governors can take in order to protect electricity infrastructure and personally identifiable information from ...

Addressing the Infectious Disease Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic

Two NGA Health publications present insights from this work that can inform other governors’ efforts to prevent infectious disease outbreaks ...

Federal Facilities Task Force 2019 Spring Meeting on Nuclear Weapons Waste Cleanup

Augusta, GA | May 21 – 22, 2019 The National Governors Association leads the Federal Facilities Task Force, a group ...

Institute for State Criminal Justice and Public Safety Executives

NGA hosted 34 states in Seattle to discuss issues around criminal justice and public safety at the 2019 Institute for ...
Cyber Threats are a Collective Danger. States and Industry Must Respond Collectively.

Cyber Threats are a Collective Danger. States and Industry Must Respond Collectively.

By John Bel Edwards, Asa Hutchinson and Thomas Kennedy You are probably reading this on an internet-connected device. If you ...

National Summit on State Cybersecurity

Over the course of two days, participants engaged in a series of interactive sessions and breakouts to discuss the newest ...

Bootcamp for Governors’ New Energy Policy Advisors

Energy, Infrastructure & Environment hosted a bootcamp on May 9 and 10 for Governors' New Energy Policy Advisors ...

Impaired Driving Convening

The NGA Solutions: Center for Best Practices’ Impaired Driving Convening brought together 13 states to discuss strategies to address transportation ...

North/Central Regional Transportation Electrification Workshop

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the North/Central Regional Transportation Electrification Workshop in Kansas City, ...

State Strategies for Averting Early Deaths

Death by suicide is a complex individual, relational and public health problem. The incidence of such deaths over the past ...

Policy Update: State Policy Support for Nuclear Generation

This policy scan summarizes recent state policy actions to support nuclear generation, recognizing the ability of nuclearpower to reliably meet ...

Water 101: Webinar for New Advisers

The webinar covers the types of policy assistance that NGA offers, gives new advisers some insights into their jobs from ...

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