The current budget crisis could be an opportunity for federal CIOs to help their agencies build a smarter, more efficient and more cost-effective government.
Steve Kelman assesses recommendations in a recent GAO report on strategic sourcing.
Changes in the contracting landscape over the years suggest a series of questions the General Services Administration’s leaders should be addressing, writes consultant Frank McDonough.
Ongoing studies show that a positive mind-set can have a measurable impact on performance, which offers some tantalizing insights for federal managers, writes columnist Steve Kelman.
Federal managers can simplify a complex decision-making process -- and ensure success -- by anticipating and addressing concerns in four basic areas.
Steve Kelman quizzes visiting Chinese students on their use of social media in the repressive Chinese regime.
Steve Kelman considers and responds to ongoing discussions about agile software development.
Testifying before a congressional committee doesn’t have to be an ordeal. These tips can help agency leaders stay calm and focused under fire.
Academic research is full of surprises, Steve Kelman maintains, even though many people believe it only shows what's already obvious.
After nearly 35 years of small-business contracting goals, it's worth asking how the set-asides are doing in delivering the intended results.
In an age when employees are expected to always be available, maintaining a work/life boundary is tough -- but managers can make it happen.
In the United States, cultural and political opposition to a national identity card is all but insurmountable. Yet the need for a workable solution grows more pressing by the day.
'Inclusion recruiting' might seem like a fuzzy concept, but Sampriti Ganguli argues that it makes for a much more effective workplace than focusing on diversity alone.
A cloud platform solves some problems but introduces new security risks. Richard Moulds provides strategies for addressing them.
It says a lot about the budget limbo we live in that yet another continuing resolution counts as progress.
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