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    Good directions for strategic sourcing

    Steve Kelman assesses recommendations in a recent GAO report on strategic sourcing. Read More

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    Taking the social-media pulse of Chinese students

    Steve Kelman quizzes visiting Chinese students on their use of social media in the repressive Chinese regime. Read More

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    Forward with the dialogue on agile development

    Steve Kelman considers and responds to ongoing discussions about agile software development. Read More

  • Using startups brings rewards -- and risks

    Steve Kelman sorts out the pros and cons of hiring startup firms for government contracts. Read More

  • Unraveling the agile development knot

    A conversation with a CIO reveals some challenges and possible solutions for agencies contemplating or using agile development. Read More

  • The Navy's Elliott Branch: Getting a good deal for government.

    An award honors an innovator in federal procurement, pointing to the priorities of our time. Read More

  • Agile development: A case in point

    A CIO who came to government from the private sector turns to agile development to solve some thorny IT problems at DHS. Read More

  • The greatest immigrant generation

    Steve Kelman honors his grandparents' generation while memorializing his mother. Read More

  • Meeting the first dean of China's first business school

    Steve Kelman meets Professor Yingluo Wang, a pioneer of Chinese business education. Read More

  • Mass consumption in China

    A Harvard professor encounters China's burgeoning consumer culture. Read More