TheLectern

  • statue in florence

    More Florentine observations

    Steve Kelman discovers a new level of tourism in Italy. Read More

  • florence cathedral

    In Florence, Italy (for the first time)

    Steve Kelman discovers the surprising bureaucracy of an historic city. Read More

  • light bulb

    Are government-focused small businesses innovating?

    Looking at Washington Technology's Fast 50 list, Steve Kelman wonders whether true creativity can be found in small government contractors. Read More

  • Air Force Collaboratory Sketch

    The Air Force launches a 'collaboratory'

    New website shows how agencies can find creative ways to serve multiple missions. Read More

  • steve kelman

    Meeting again with Chinese students in Boston

    From cybersecurity to Edward Snowden, Steve Kelman finds interesting patterns in visiting students' knowledge of the United States. Read More

  • smiley face

    Better service, one smile at a time

    Steve Kelman proposes adopting a wordless rating system from Singapore. Read More

  • measurement tool

    How to measure training effectiveness

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

  • analytics concept art

    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

  • open eye and data

    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

  • man graphs performance

    OFPP administrator hones in on past performance

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