The Lectern

  • Returning lost wallets

    A study about everyday honesty may have implications for managers who want to set standards for good behavior in their organizations. Read More

  • A hiring initiative for cyber

    A new fellowship program for young government cyber hires promises college loan repayment for participants, but the incentives don't reward long government service. Read More

  • Guest blog: Reflections on the Code for America Summit

    The co-founders of Coding it Forward weigh in on the talent-recruitment efforts in civic tech. Read More

  • 'Employee engagement' and agency performance

    Steve Kelman digs into new research on management practices and employee perceptions. Read More

  • How Lockheed has embraced agile (and learned from DOD)

    Steve Kelman recounts the defense contractor's cautious embrace of new software development processes in its F-22 work. Read More

  • Ash Carter on tech and the public good

    Steve Kelman shares the former defense secretary's take on minimizing the risks and maximizing the benefits of emerging tech. Read More

  • Revisiting bureaucracies as learning organizations: an untold government success story

    Steve Kelman shares another example of agencies embracing experimentation. Read More

  • College-to-government pipeline for civic tech takes wing

    In three short years, Steve Kelman notes, the Coding it Forward fellowship program has become part of the fabric of federal IT. Read More

  • Bureaucracies as learning organizations

    Steve Kelman offers an unexpected example of government committing to continuous improvement. Read More

  • 'Show me, don't tell me' enters the government contracting mainstream

    Tech demos have the potential to dramatically improve IT acquisition, Steve Kelman writes. But it needs to be done right. Read More

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