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  • Management
    Alan Balutis

    Removing barriers to government performance improvement

    In his State of the Union address, Obama called for a smarter government. Our readers have some ideas about how to get there. 02/15/2013

  • John Klossner self portrait

    Leaders build more than teams

    John Klossner takes a fresh look at the pyramid. 02/08/2013

  • Steve Kelman

    How conformists can spark creativity

    Conformity may seem like the enemy of innovation, but Steve Kelman finds that's not necessarily true. 02/08/2013

  • Management
    Kris VanRiper and Chris Cattie

    How to foster better performance

    The traditional view of success focuses on an employee’s ability to complete assignments, but managers need to broaden that view to reflect changes in the workplace, write CEB's Van Riper and Cattie. 01/25/2013

  • Emergency Management
    Keith Rhodes

    How to prepare for natural disasters

    The federal government should use the latest technology to make information and lessons from previous disasters available to state and local responders nationwide, writes Keith Rhodes. 01/22/2013

  • John Klossner self portrait

    Important dates

    What are those marks on the calendar for? Cartoonist John Klossner knows. 01/11/2013

  • Procurement
    Steve Schmidt, Flexara Software

    How DOD can make sense of its software

    A little-noticed provision in the Defense Authorization Act could bring big savings through license optimization, writes Flexera's Stephen Schmidt. 01/10/2013

  • CTO Todd Park

    Innovation at a 95-percent discount

    The Presidential Innovation Fellows program impresses Steve Kelman with its blend of high creativity and low cost. 01/08/2013

  • Procurement
    Steve Kelman

    A winning idea for innovation

    Contests offer an attractive alternative to traditional procurements in some situations, bringing innovative solutions to agencies to attack unusual problems, writes Steve Kelman. 01/04/2013

  • White House
    Julie Anderson

    Memo to Obama: How to build a bold management agenda

    In his second term, the president should continue improving the management of government resources, including IT, by adhering to three basic principles, writes Julie Anderson. 01/03/2013

  • Outlook 2013
    Bill Cull

    Big data in 2013: Not just for big projects

    Rather than take on big data for big data’s sake, agencies should be strategic in their approach, writes Bill Cull. 12/28/2012

  • Program Management
    Bob Woods

    Overcoming IT skepticism: 7 steps to creating a new culture

    Studies show that most government leaders are unsurprised when IT projects are delivered late, over budget or scrapped before being implemented. But there is a way to dramatically improve the chances for success. Bob Woods and Marybeth Fraser offer some key steps to make it happen. 12/27/2012

  • Christmas tree in China

    China wishes a Merry Christmas

    Steve Kelman's experience with a festive holiday season in Beijing is marred by air pollution. 12/23/2012

  • Enrique Pena Nieto

    Some cultural observations in Mexico

    Mexico is one of just a few countries that has successfully evolved from single-party rule to a democracy, Steve Kelman learns. 12/18/2012

  • Virtualization
    Nathan Coutinho

    The road to a private cloud

    Server virtualization is about more than mobility and efficiency — it can also help agencies succeed in the quest for a secure, private cloud. 12/17/2012

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