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  • OASIS logo

    GSA is saying what?

    The General Services Administration's plan for handling past-performance information under the forthcoming OASIS contract is a bad idea, Steve Kelman believes. Read More

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  • young people working

    What happens when the kids go for startups?

    Government recruiting efforts have a lot of hurdles already. Steve Kelman identifies a possible new one. Read More

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  • police car

    Police technology improves

    Police departments, widely perceived as slow to change, are embracing technology in innovative ways, Steve Kelman observes. Read More

  • marathon probe

    Terrorism, the government and bias

    Steve Kelman suggests that the phrase "believing is seeing" might be more true than the reverse. Read More

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  • Lexington, Ky., skyline

    A (possibly) narrow-minded northeasterner visits Kentucky

    Old stereotypes of 'flyover country' don't match today's reality, Steve Kelman finds. Read More

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  • Steve Kelman

    The contributions of immigrants -- it's not just high tech

    Whether it's Silicon Valley or a New York yogurt factory, Steve Kelman argues, we should be grateful for foreign-born talent. Read More

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  • tax form and keyboard

    A media double standard?

    After encountering a problem with some commercial tax-preparation software, Steve Kelman wonders how the media would have reacted to the same thing happening with a government product. Read More

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  • the brain

    Behavioral approaches to contract negotiations

    Steve Kelman finds a seminar track that approaches procurement from a new perspective. Read More

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  • annual report

    Reminder: Corporate IT projects can also crash and burn

    Steve Kelman derives some insights from the season of corporate annual reports. Read More

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  • Panda in snow at the National Zoo -- photo by Connor Mallon, Smithsonian National Zoo

    China vignettes: Techies in politics, Starbucks saturation and panda porn

    Steve Kelman reports on the media, food and more from his latest trip to China Read More