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  • World to US: You are destroying yourself!

    As the world watches the government shutdown and the debt ceiling debate, America's reputation sinks. Read More

  • How agency heads are measuring to manage

    Steve Kelman's research suggests that performance management is finally becoming ingrained in federal agencies -- especially those with outstanding leaders. Read More

  • Why are hard decisions hard? Complexity vs. courage.

    Steve Kelman's research reveals that what makes many problems tough is the risks that decision-makers must take to solve them. Read More

  • Watching the drama from Sweden

    It's not just Washington tracking the federal funding dysfunction, Steve Kelman reports. Read More

  • Crowdfunding investigative journalism -- in China

    A Chinese journalist seeking public donations may be the first to try such a strategy, Steve Kelman suggests. Read More

  • Christianity grows in China

    Steve Kelman finds that millions of Christians in China belong to state-recognized Christian churches, while unofficial Christian churches live a sometimes-tolerated, sometimes-persecuted existence. Read More

  • Talent vs. grit

    Innate ability isn't the best predictor of success, Steve Kelman finds, providing a cue for agency managers to inspire their teams. Read More

  • More Florentine observations

    Steve Kelman discovers a new level of tourism in Italy. Read More

  • In Florence, Italy (for the first time)

    Steve Kelman discovers the surprising bureaucracy of an historic city. Read More

  • Are government-focused small businesses innovating?

    Looking at Washington Technology's Fast 50 list, Steve Kelman wonders whether true creativity can be found in small government contractors. Read More

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.