The Lectern

  • 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

  • As others see us -- a few surprises

    A recent dinner with civil servants from Asia delivered some interesting insights, Steve Kelman writes. Read More

  • How to have a good debate at your next meeting

    Steve Kelman notes that the whole point of meetings is to have substantive discussions. He shares some suggestions for making sure that happens. Read More

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