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  • When 'compliance' should be a dirty word

    Steve Kelman makes the case that using the word "comply" can have unintended consequences. Read More

  • Can IGs and agencies agree to a code of conduct?

    Steve Kelman argues "The Art of the Deal" offers a possible path to more constructive oversight. Read More

  • 18F: The empire strikes back

    Oversight has its place, Steve Kelman writes, but the IG reports focused on 18F almost seem hostile to innovation. Read More

  • Updates from the procurement innovation front

    Steve Kelman checks in on some of his favorite examples of shaking up the government status quo. Read More

  • After the award: How to make contracts deliver

    A recent roundtable discussion found strong consensus that agencies and industry must team up to improve communication, collaboration and trust. Read More

  • The uncomfortable truth about tech in China

    The lack of political and civic freedom is not preventing Chinese firms from producing game-changing IT, Steve Kelman writes. Is it time to rethink our assumptions about innovation? Read More

  • A new (old) way to fund IT modernization

    Steve Kelman suggests that share-in-savings contracting could help agencies solve the funding conundrum and tackle legacy IT. Read More

  • What GS-15s in contracting really think about government acquisition

    Steve Kelman sits down with feds in the Harvard Kennedy School's executive education program. Read More

  • Trump's triumph

    Steve Kelman suggests the president-elect's brash communication style could prove effective in office as well. Read More

  • An IT moonshot: Can government IT development come to look like SpaceX?

    Steve Kelman outlines the changes needed to truly transform IT acquisition. Read More

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