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  • Kelman gets schooled in China

    A Harvard professor visits a university on the other side of the world. Read More

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  • China patterns: Universities, government and the Internet

    The Chinese government hasn't forgotten Tiananmen Square Steve Kelman learns. Read More

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  • Evidence-based budgeting: Everything old is new again

    Steve Kelman charts the history of evidence-based budgeting. Read More

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  • A frontline dispatch from Spain, a country in crisis

    Steve Kelman finds that Spain's economic worries are not obvious on the surface. Read More

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  • Is the government getting aggressive on vendor prices? (Round Two)

    Steve Kelman renews his call for agencies to fight for good deals from vendors. Read More

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  • Help for contract requirements

    Online tools can help program managers develop requirements for contracting, Steve Kelman reports. Read More

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  • Crafting better jobs for young contracting professionals

    Steve Kelman offers ideas to make government more effective at recruiting young talent. Read More

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  • Spare parts pricing -- still crazy after all these years

    Despite years of recognition that it's a problem, the government hasn't solved spare-parts pricing. Read More

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  • Korea copes with multiculturalism

    Steve Kelman observes how Korea's culture is become much more ethnically diverse. Read More

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  • Must civil servants be boring?

    The legitimate reaction to GSA's conference scandal could grow into an overreaction that would threaten creativity within agencies, Steve Kelman fears. Read More

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