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  • Donald Trump and federal procurement: Who woulda thunk it?

    Steve Kelman notes that acquisition issues have surfaced twice already for the next administration. Read More

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  • An eye-opening visit to a citizen service center in China

    It's easy to assume the United States is leading the way on digitally serving the citizen. Steve Kelman argues that confidence is misplaced. Read More

    Comments: 1
  • Chatting with contractors at the Coalition for Government Procurement

    Steve Kelman takes the pulse of vendors who focus on the public sector. Read More

  • Donald Trump's management agenda?

    Steve Kelman looks for clues (and raises concerns) about how the next administration might run. Read More

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  • What Dorothy's ruby slippers say about government management

    Steve Kelman argues that the Smithsonian's proposed $300,000 restoration of the shoes Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz" reflects the same mentality that produces over-engineered government IT projects. Read More

  • Analysis paralysis in government?

    Finding a balance between studying a problem to death and taking swift action can be tricky, but there are signs that federal managers are trying to address the challenge. Read More

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  • Three tips for working with a toxic colleague

    Steve Kelman recommends an executive coach's advice for "creating productive relationships, even with individuals you find distasteful." Read More

  • A bipartisan proposal for performance management in the next administration

    Steve Kelman applauds a new report, and its potential for pushing smart management under the next president. Read More

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  • One size fits all?

    Steve Kelman argues that acquisition professionals need more room for discretion, not less. Read More

    Comments: 4
  • AI is coming

    Steve Kelman looks at the potential -- and potential risks -- of letting algorithms drive government decision-making. Read More

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