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  • Knowing when to stand your ground

    New research suggests that strategies for making good decisions where the choices are complex may be very different from those where the clear answer involves courage. Read More

  • Competition, performance and the proper degree of pressure

    Steve Kelman suggests that Harvard's performance culture could offer lessons for federal agencies. Read More

  • Contract management vs. contract lawyering

    Steve Kelman notes that agency managers have options that may not be covered in the legal letter of an agreement. Read More

  • Tel Aviv dispatch

    Steve Kelman takes a break from acquisition and IT to report on his latest travels. Read More

  • Procurement jujitsu at HHS

    Steve Kelman applauds the IDEA Lab experiments -- and explains what it will take to make real changes stick. Read More

  • 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

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