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  • FAR Part 1: 'If it's not prohibited, it's allowed'

    Steve Kelman reflects on what could be the most important sentence in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Read More

  • Civil service needs stories of everyday heroes

    Steve Kelman suggests there are plenty of feds going above and beyond -- we simply need to put them in the spotlight. Read More

  • Another amazing crowdsourcing app shakes up the world

    GiveDirectly employs a simple idea – giving money directly to poor people – and uses technology to facilitate the transaction. Read More

  • Managing (and working) in a global context

    Even the most insular federal employees should be mindful of other cultural norms, Steve Kelman argues. Here's a book to help. Read More

  • How can we improve the use of past performance in contracting?

    Steve Kelman responds to Jaime Gracia's comments on problems with the current system. Read More

  • Taxes and software, take two

    Steve Kelman gets another reminder that private-sector software can fall short, too. Read More

  • China dispatch: Students, trade and technology parks

    Steve Kelman rounds up observations from his trip to Chengdu. Read More

  • Debacle or triumph: The deciding factors

    Steve Kelman looks at four fundamental factors that can determine whether a large-scale IT project fails or flourishes. Read More

  • Don't call it derivative!

    Steve Kelman contemplates a new Shanghai restaurant that serves "American-style" Chinese food. Read More

  • The latest in Chinese IT

    Steve Kelman reports that Chinese firms are advancing beyond knockoffs to produce real innovations. Read More

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