The Lectern

  • China's new challenges to the U.S.

    In technology, politics, economics and ideology, the U.S.-China tensions are growing. Read More

  • How Harvard is helping government do digital better

    Steve Kelman reports on the results of a project-based Kennedy School course on public-sector innovation. Read More

  • USDS in action

    Steve Kelman digs into the actual mechanics of a U.S. Digital Service team's partnership with a particular agency. Read More

  • Striking a blow for agile with DOD weapons systems

    If the Defense Department truly embraces agile, Steve Kelman argues, it would be a critical and much-needed tipping point for government innovation. Read More

  • When the U.S. is a tech laggard

    While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere. Read More

  • Just in time for tax season: An IRS example of (online) government at its worst

    An experience with online forms drives one of government's most ardent advocates to complain. Read More

  • Meet the contracting folks who are encouraging new IT vendors

    Steve Kelman shares some innovations that can be applied by contracting officers across government. Read More

  • Students recruiting students into federal tech

    Steve Kelman checks in with the Coding it Forward fellowship program. Read More

  • Teaching digital government at Harvard today

    Steve Kelman sits down with his colleague David Eaves to discuss, among other things, the differences between "digital" and "IT." Read More

  • Non-traditional IT contractors unite to watch each other's backs

    Steve Kelman writes that the nascent Digital Services Coalition could change industry collaboration -- if its members can preserve the culture of trust. Read More

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