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  • Volunteering for government: The case of the $1 code

    Steve Kelman contends that the real lesson from 18F's recent reverse auction is about citizen engagement, not contracting. Read More

  • Is Facebook ruining the military?

    Steven Kelman unpacks the argument that social media can negatively affect organizational performance. Read More

  • Good management engenders sound advice, study says

    Steve Kelman spotlights research that shows the good management really does make a difference in getting the workforce to speak up. Read More

  • Agile training, delivered agilely

    Steve Kelman applauds the efforts to get contracting officers thinking differently about IT. Read More

  • A 45th reunion at Harvard: Survey says...

    Steve Kelman shares some data on what 1970's leaders of tomorrow look like today. Read More

  • My 45th Harvard reunion

    Steve Kelman reflects on the shifting emphases of students, alumni and university officials. Read More

  • Challenge.gov redux: How GSA helps the government change

    Steve Kelman notes that one of the most important enablers of innovation is a governmentwide entity to provide coaching and air cover. Read More

  • What to make of OMB's crackdown on 'rogue' laptop and desktop purchases

    Steve Kelman applauds the effort to channel commodity IT buys into three major GWACS, but argues that settling on five basic configurations is a step too far. Read More

  • Smiley faces come to federal government customer service

    Users of certain U.S. government services can now rate their customer experience in one easy step, bringing a big smile to Steve Kelman's face. Read More

  • Challenge.gov and change in government

    Steve Kelman contends that challenges and other pay-for-success procurements are proof that government can reinvent for the better. Read More

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