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  • USAID and Ebola protective gear: Contests go mainstream

    Steve Kelman suggests that we could be at a tipping point when it comes to embracing the benefits of contest-based acquisition. Read More

  • Another depressing story about federal hiring

    Steve Kelman finds a bright side, however, in the ability of individual managers to buck the trends. Read More

  • 'Paying for Results' at a tipping point?

    Steve Kelman showcases a new report that shows just how widespread outcome-oriented contracting has become. Read More

  • Brazil dispatch

    Steve Kelman offers five observations from Latin America's biggest economy and democracy. Read More

  • Corruption and causes for thanksgiving

    Steve Kelman considers the costs of corruption in Mexico, China, and most developing countries -- and argues that Americans should keep their own government troubles in perspective. Read More

  • Professional values and government outputs

    Want to change your organization's culture? Steve Kelman suggests starting with the type of professions from which you hire. Read More

  • An opening bid on 'acquisition of the future'

    Steve Kelman has some advice for the movement to remake government procurement. Read More

  • Remembering time behind the Berlin Wall

    Before he became a procurement expert and management professor, Steve Kelman dabbled in Cold War intrigue. Twenty-five years after the fall of the wall, he recalls the experience. Read More

  • It's the requirements, stupid...

    Steve Kelman argues that the best place to improve federal procurements is at the beginning. Read More

  • Are internships the secret weapon for hiring young talent into government?

    Steve Kelman explains how the Pathways Programs offer agencies a fast track to hiring recent graduates. Read More

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