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  • 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

  • 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

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