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    'Evidence-based government' and the FY 2015 budget

    Steve Kelman contends the best part of the president's budget may be its efforts to measure and reward programs that work. Read More

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    This week in online disintermediation: Charities

    Steve Kelman looks at the latest example of tradeoffs inherent in internet innovation. Read More

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    Why Hong Kong is worth watching

    Steve Kelman reports on the latest troubles in Hong Kong, and the larger concerns they could signal. Read More

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    ABBA, taxes and unintended consequences

    Steve Kelman muses on why the Swedish singers dressed so badly -- and what it means for agency rulemakers. Read More

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    New Zealand civil service: A land without turkey farms

    Steve Kelman discovers that the Kiwis' public sector does not even have terms for "turkey farm" or "retired in place." Read More

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    Lessons from the French invasion of Silicon Valley

    As President Hollande visits French techies in California, Steve Kelman argues that both France and the U.S. should look at why those entrepreneurs are there. Read More

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    Greetings from New Zealand

    Steve Kelman, FCW's traveling professor, reports from a land without airport security. Read More

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    Business grads, vets and workforce diversity: Who should be on your team?

    Steve Kelman reports on acquisition experts' recent discussions about agency approaches to hiring contracting staff. Read More

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    Listening to some of the smartest government procurement people around

    Steve Kelman reports on ideas being discussed by the Board of Advisors for the Veterans Administration Acquisition Academy Board of Advisors. Read More

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    Procurement contests get their due

    As Challenge.gov is recognized by the Ford Foundation and Harvard's Kennedy School, Steve Kelman explains why contests are a big deal. Read More

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