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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dispatches from Riyadh

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

  • Do we still need systems integrators?

    David Eaves argues that any modern IT system should be designed from the outset to talk to other systems. Read More

  • Elon Musk's next act -- it involves government again!

    Steve Kelman urges more people to find inspiration in the large-scale challenges government faces. Read More

  • What are the real reasons small firms won't sell to the government?

    Steve Kelman goes outside the traditional government contractor community for insights into the true barriers to entry. Read More

  • Putting yourself in others’ shoes can help you too!

    Steve Kelman suggests that organizational behavior research can have practical (and powerful) applications for federal managers. Read More

  • Hierarchy in organizations: when it helps, when it hurts

    Steve Kelman suggests that managers must consider what types of work their teams are really doing. Read More

  • The new Office of American Innovation -- let's give Trump credit

    Steve Kelman sees several reasons to be optimistic about the administration's new initiative to spark innovation in government management. Read More

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