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  • VA waiting lists and performance measurement

    Steve Kelman argues that allegations about secret wait lists at the VA are a sign of performance management's power, not its problems. Read More

  • Mixing business with a procurement law degree

    Steve Kelman applauds a new program at GWU -- and offers some suggestions for improving it. Read More

  • Developing a course on procurement management -- seeking advice!

    Steve Kelman notes the severe lack of research on government procurement, and is looking for the gaps that most need to be filled. Read More

  • FAR Part 1: 'If it's not prohibited, it's allowed'

    Steve Kelman reflects on what could be the most important sentence in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Read More

  • Civil service needs stories of everyday heroes

    Steve Kelman suggests there are plenty of feds going above and beyond -- we simply need to put them in the spotlight. Read More

  • Another amazing crowdsourcing app shakes up the world

    GiveDirectly employs a simple idea – giving money directly to poor people – and uses technology to facilitate the transaction. Read More

  • Managing (and working) in a global context

    Even the most insular federal employees should be mindful of other cultural norms, Steve Kelman argues. Here's a book to help. Read More

  • How can we improve the use of past performance in contracting?

    Steve Kelman responds to Jaime Gracia's comments on problems with the current system. Read More

  • Taxes and software, take two

    Steve Kelman gets another reminder that private-sector software can fall short, too. Read More

  • China dispatch: Students, trade and technology parks

    Steve Kelman rounds up observations from his trip to Chengdu. Read More

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