2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Steve Kelman

Name: Steve Kelman
Title: Weatherhead Professor of Public Management
Company: Harvard University

The procurement professor. It's not easy to move the needle on something as Byzantine and sclerotic as the federal acquisition system in the best of circumstances -- let alone from 400-some miles away while battling an aggressive form of cancer into submission. Yet that's exactly what Kelman, a former Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator who now teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, did in 2015. Through his FCW blog, Harvard lectures, social media and countless one-on-one interactions, Kelman shaped critical discussions on agile procurement, post-award contract management and cultivation of the acquisition workforce. .

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