The Lectern

  • What our COVID response says about public management

    Testing is all well and good, Steve Kelman notes, but true follow-through is the hard part. Read More

  • Guest blog by Thomas J. Main: 'All men are created equal'

    A longtime friend of Steve Kelman's has some thoughts about our founding principles. Read More

  • Collaboration inside government during the COVID crisis

    Steve Kelman reports on New Zealand's all-hands approach to contain the coronavirus. Read More

  • Civic tech internship programs wins Harvard innovation challenge

    Steve Kelman notes the latest accomplishment for the federally focused Coding it Forward initiative. Read More

  • VA embraces procurement challenges at scale

    Steve Kelman applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' ambitious attempt to move beyond one-off prize-based contests to combat veteran suicides more effectively. Read More

  • Where did the ideas for shutdowns and social distancing come from?

    Steve Kelman offers another story about hero civil servants (and a good president). Read More

  • Using tech to combat the coronavirus

    Steve Kelman reports on early efforts to leverage technology for better contact tracing. Read More

  • Procurement challenges step up to the COVID-19 plate

    Steve Kelman spotlights another example of how non-traditional acquisition models can encourage innovation. Read More

  • What do narcissists do to team performance?

    Steve Kelman shares suggestive new research -- and offers some ideas for how federal managers might act on it. Read More

  • Even when government gets it right, it gets no credit -- a ventilator story

    Steve Kelman spotlights a story of smart acquisition hidden behind a doom-and-gloom headline. Read More

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