The Lectern

  • More proof that government innovation can come from anywhere

    Steve Kelman reports on a creative solution that could save lives in crowded emergency situations. Read More

  • When government gets it right

    Steve Kelman reports on an encounter with exceptional service, and considers what agencies need to deliver such an experience. Read More

  • Good enough for government work?

    Steve Kelman seeks to reclaim the original meaning of the now-disparaging catchphrase. Read More

  • Procurement policy and the transition sweepstakes

    While would-be Trump officials are lobbying for jobs, Steve Kelman makes the case for some fundamental policy priorities. Read More

  • Will Trump make acquisition great again?

    Steve Kelman sees signs for optimism in some of the president-elect's pronouncements. Read More

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  • Donald Trump and federal procurement: Who woulda thunk it?

    Steve Kelman notes that acquisition issues have surfaced twice already for the next administration. Read More

    Comments: 2
  • An eye-opening visit to a citizen service center in China

    It's easy to assume the United States is leading the way on digitally serving the citizen. Steve Kelman argues that confidence is misplaced. Read More

    Comments: 1
  • Chatting with contractors at the Coalition for Government Procurement

    Steve Kelman takes the pulse of vendors who focus on the public sector. Read More

  • Donald Trump's management agenda?

    Steve Kelman looks for clues (and raises concerns) about how the next administration might run. Read More

    Comments: 2
  • What Dorothy's ruby slippers say about government management

    Steve Kelman argues that the Smithsonian's proposed $300,000 restoration of the shoes Judy Garland wore in "The Wizard of Oz" reflects the same mentality that produces over-engineered government IT projects. Read More

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