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  • SpaceX on steroids: Disruptive innovation comes to spy satellites over North Korea

    Steve Kelman spotlights another example of an upstart firm that should be encouraged to work with government. Read More

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  • Could 'microconsulting' disrupt government contracting?

    Steve Kelman suggests that short engagements priced under the micropurchase threshold could be just the sort of disruptive innovation agencies need. Read More

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  • A Fourth of July shout-out to civil servants

    Steve Kelman shares a personal exchange that argues against the lazy bureaucrats stereotype. Read More

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  • Confronting the culture of fear in government

    Steve Kelman gives kudos to DHS' Soraya Correa for facing the FLASH cancellation head-on. Read More

  • What to look for in leadership and organizational performance

    Steve Kelman reports that better data is producing a mini-revolution in scholarship about public-sector management. Read More

  • Don't believe the hype: Procurement reform is a red herring!

    One govtech innovator argues that the fixes could create more problems than they resolve. Read More

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  • Is the performance of the procurement system improving?

    Steve Kelman looks back on 20 years of attempted procurement reform. Read More

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  • Is agile the answer to government's IT skills deficit?

    Steve Kelman argues that DevOps deliverables are easier to evaluate, especially when the evaluators lack technical expertise of their own. Read More

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  • Evidence-based government: It’s not rocket science

    Steve Kelman points to some very straightforward examples of measuring the effectiveness of an intervention. Read More

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  • Dispatches from Riyadh

    Steve Kelman reports from Saudi Arabia, where he finds fascinating tension as a highly conservative country pushes for modernization. Read More

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