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    Beware: Taxpayer rip-off hidden in Defense authorization bill

    Steve Kelman spotlights a provision that could make smart procurement even harder. Read More

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    How to get good media stories about government

    Steve Kelman explains what agencies can learn from a TSA contest's coverage on the NBC Nightly News. Read More

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    What 'Moneyball for Government' really means

    Steve Kelman argues that there are two distinct flavors of this data-driven assessment -- and that their advocates don't talk nearly as much as they should. Read More

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    Harvard grads then and now: How America has changed

    Steve Kelman reflects on what an alumni update suggests about career choices and public service. Read More

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    What needs to be fixed in the FAR?

    Steve Kelman spotlights two areas where real obstacles to effective IT contracting may exist -- and suggests solutions for each. Read More

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    Government contests come of age

    Steve Kelman looks at the amazing growth of agency "challenges" over the past decade, and the valuable lessons gleaned in a recent study. Read More

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    Thoughts coming off the 4th of July

    Steve Kelman reflects on global reaction to the United States' fundamental idea. Read More

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    Hate 'the' VA, love 'my' VA

    The perception gap between the big bad VA and many veterans' personal experiences reflects a broader trend in judging institutions vs. individuals. Read More

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    This could be the start of something big

    Steve Kelman discusses research that shows just how important early management choices can be. Read More

  • Pinocchio, George Washington and the challenge of promoting honesty

    Research on three- to seven-year-old children might unlock ways for managers to encourage ethical behavior in the workplace. Read More