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    How to measure training effectiveness

    A diversity of opinions on how effective federal training is calls for performance measurement, Steve Kelman writes. Read More

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    OMB's evidence memo deserves praise

    Did you even know there was an evidence agenda? Steve Kelman argues that its obscurity doesn't undercut the importance of the associated memo. Read More

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    Making better use of evidence

    Evidence-based decision-making in the private sector shows how government could use it effectively in public policy and management, writes Steve Kelman. Read More

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    OFPP administrator hones in on past performance

    More live-blogging the National Contract Management Association's World Conference. Read More

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    Live blogging from the National Contract Management Association World Congress

    Man on the scene Steve Kelman on the number of government employees in attendance, the demographics of the crowd and contracts for commercial items. Read More

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    The story of Carl S. English Jr.

    Steve Kelman, while visiting Seattle, stops to smell the roses. Read More

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    What to make of GSA's reverse auction play

    Competition is good, Steve Kelman notes, so long as the playing field is level. Read More

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    Why a GAO report documenting improvement is not good news

    Increased compliance with past-performance goals might seem like a positive report, but Steve Kelman sees a problem. Read More

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    How good government made airline seats safer

    Government is often the unsung hero of events such as the crash of Asiana Flight 214. Read More

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    Acquisition lessons from the private sector

    A GAO report provides some insights into commercial services acquisition that the government can use, Steve Kelman reports. Read More