The Lectern

  • Hands off JEDI, Mr. President

    Steve Kelman stresses the importance of keeping politics out of procurement. Read More

  • New CMS BPA showcases non-traditional IT contractors

    Steve Kelman sees signs that new firms are becoming the new normal. Read More

  • IT 'product management' comes into its own

    Steve Kelman notes encouraging signs that an essential function is being taken more seriously. Read More

  • A closer look at the Air Force's in-house software development

    Steve Kelman digs into a surprisingly robust internal operation -- and the benefits it's bringing. Read More

  • Returning lost wallets

    A study about everyday honesty may have implications for managers who want to set standards for good behavior in their organizations. Read More

  • A hiring initiative for cyber

    A new fellowship program for young government cyber hires promises college loan repayment for participants, but the incentives don't reward long government service. Read More

  • Guest blog: Reflections on the Code for America Summit

    The co-founders of Coding it Forward weigh in on the talent-recruitment efforts in civic tech. Read More

  • 'Employee engagement' and agency performance

    Steve Kelman digs into new research on management practices and employee perceptions. Read More

  • How Lockheed has embraced agile (and learned from DOD)

    Steve Kelman recounts the defense contractor's cautious embrace of new software development processes in its F-22 work. Read More

  • Ash Carter on tech and the public good

    Steve Kelman shares the former defense secretary's take on minimizing the risks and maximizing the benefits of emerging tech. Read More

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