The Lectern

  • A bipartisan proposal for performance management in the next administration

    Steve Kelman applauds a new report, and its potential for pushing smart management under the next president. Read More

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  • One size fits all?

    Steve Kelman argues that acquisition professionals need more room for discretion, not less. Read More

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  • AI is coming

    Steve Kelman looks at the potential -- and potential risks -- of letting algorithms drive government decision-making. Read More

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  • Innovation in government can come from anywhere

    Steve Kelman sees potential in a public-domain piano experiment. Read More

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  • A sobering take on government contractors: What can be done?

    Steve Kelman has ideas for helping innovative firms clear the hurdles to doing business with the government. Read More

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  • A sobering take on government contractors

    Steve Kelman shares a longtime executive's less-than-rosy report on federal IT. Read More

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  • Vote for your favorite fed

    Steve Kelman wants you to vote for the People's Choice Awards from the Partnership for Public Service. Read More

  • Challenge.gov takes wing

    Steve Kelman contends that a recent report on agencies' prize challenges tells only half the success story. Read More

  • A great primer on cyber

    Steve Kelman suggest some summer reading for those seeking to understand "the new normal" of cyber threats. Read More

  • The secret to handling stress

    Steve Kelman explores the research on workplace stress occupations -- and offers some suggestions for dealing with it constructively. Read More

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