the lectern banner

  • Collaborating across organizations -- practice makes perfect

    Recent research supports what economists have long argued: Sustained collaboration adds real value, but you have to work at it! Read More

  • What the CIO Council could learn from the public health community's 'President's Challenge'

    Clear and measurable goals can turn information-sharing into real performance gains. Read More

  • Oracle, the CIA and government's role in picking winners

    The database giant was effectively launched via agency contracts. That's not a bad thing, Steve Kelman notes, but it begs the question of when government should go beyond basic research and standard procurement. Read More

  • How social media is changing government management (again)

    Steve Kelman finds inspiration in the role Twitter played during India's recent floods. Read More

  • Government tech lessons from the Far East

    Steve Kelman notes that Asia may be emerging as a center for government service delivery innovation. Read More

  • A better path to performance management

    Steve Kelman shows how tests and metrics can be used to really improve, rather than simply reward and punish. Read More

  • LinkedIn self-censoring "sensitive" posts about China

    Steve Kelman takes issue with western firms' acquiescence to Chinese "prohibitions." Read More

  • The miracle of social trust

    You can't believe everything you read, but Steve Kelman argues that good government and a culture of credibility are deeply intertwined. Read More

  • Digital Service and agency IT: Advice for Mikey

    Steve Kelman has some suggestions to help the administration's latest IT outsider succeed. Read More

  • Social media rules!

    Steve Kelman argues that government must do more to embrace the realities of social media's massive influence. Read More

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!