The Lectern

  • Government gets a pat on the back for encouraging internal dissent

    Steve Kelman notes that federal agencies have developed a range of valuable techniques for avoiding groupthink. Read More

    Comments: 1
  • Tech in the service of performance measurement

    Steve Kelman reports on innovations at DHS that could help analysts across government. Read More

  • Snapshots from a Europe trip during Brexit week

    Steve Kelman found himself in London after the big vote, and offers a first-hand report. Read More

  • 'Policy' and 'operations': Don’t choose one over the other

    Steve Kelman argues that government needs more leaders with experience in both areas. Read More

    Comments: 1
  • New York accents, New York baseball and presidential politics

    Steve Kelman gets back to his roots, and considers the Big Apple's overtones in this year's elections. Read More

    Comments: 2
  • Are agencies collaborating with each other more than they used to?

    Steve Kelman argues that cross-agency coordination is not quite as quixotic as he once believed. Read More

    Comments: 3
  • CitizenScience.gov: Not your grandfather's GSA

    Steve Kelman checks in on the bootstrap effort to better crowdsource government research. Read More

  • A pivot to post-award

    What contracting officer representatives really think is needed to fix contract management. Read More

    Comments: 5
  • Management 101: It really does work

    Steve Kelman spotlights new research that shows several "best practices" do indeed measurably improve organizational performance. Read More

    Comments: 4
  • What getting to agile looks like from the trenches

    Steve Kelman talks to a longtime contracting officer about the realities of making agile work for an agency. Read More

    Comments: 2

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