NASCA Releases Rapid Response to Restored Government Operations Publication Series

Friday, June 12, 2020

LEXINGTON, KY — The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA), an association devoted to state chief administrators (CAOs) and their senior leadership teams, has released the first in a series of eight publications on Rapid Response to Restored State Government Operations. The initial document focuses on leadership and strategy to move from recovering basic functions to advancing the new normal and looking ahead to future activities.

The NASCA Rapid Response Series is designed to assist states who were catapulted into unprecedented times facing a global health pandemic that upended economic conditions and impacted many, if not all, functions under the purview of CAOs. With CAOs already implementing many new and innovative initiatives to rapidly respond to the COVID-19 impact on government operations, NASCA engaged public and private sector partners to reflect on necessary changes required by quick pivot points and determine long-term strategies in a changed world.

“We are excited to release this thought leadership series to all members and interested partners as a deliberate set of strategies to help navigate restored operations while planning for continued uncertainties in the future,” said Pam Goins, Executive Director of NASCA. “These brief tools highlight various actions to consider when addressing challenges of any type of crisis.”

Over the next several weeks, insights on Procurement, Facilities Management, Technology, Human Capital, Finance & Budgeting, Risk Management and General Services such as fleet, supplies, surplus etc. will be released, offering considerations for immediate action as well as more long-term strategies for sustainability.

View the guiding principles at