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  • Think the government is bureaucratic? Read on.

    Steve Kelman finds dealing with his bank is as much of a bureaucratic nightmare as the government at its worst. Read More

  • Confessions of a PowerPoint convert

    A reluctant professor finds that PowerPoint presentations can enhance the quality of his teaching. Read More

  • To learn more, keep quiet

    Observing a conference in a Muslim country during Ramadan provides a lesson about the value of understanding other cultures. Read More

  • Of bureaucracy and Betty Crocker

    How instructions for making brownies are like rules for agency managers. Read More

  • How to think about new policy proposals – feedback on my feedback

    Steve Kelman responds to criticism with some ideas on the most productive ways to think about policy proposals. Read More

  • Leveraging buying power: A lesson from the private sector

    A purchasing group in a family of companies shows the government how it's done. Read More

  • A new way to use past performance in contracting

    Steve Kelman offers an innovation for past-performance data. Read More

  • Visiting Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim museum in Spain

    A trip to deliver a lecture leads to cultural opportunities. Read More

  • How to make a win/win for agencies and small business

    The new OFPP has an opportunity to improve small-business contracting and help agencies meet their missions at the same time, writes Steve Kelman. Read More

  • Meeting Joe Jordan

    The new OFPP administrator has "a Boy Scoutish enthusiasm for trying to improve things," Steve Kelman writes. Read More