Steve Kelman spotlights new research that shows several "best practices" do indeed measurably improve organizational performance.
Steve Kelman talks to a longtime contracting officer about the realities of making agile work for an agency.
The recently announced changes to one of the government’s most important security programs are a good start, but additional fixes are needed.
Steve Kelman talks with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services CIO Mark Schwartz about the practical matters of past performance evaluations and continued discourse.
Excess IT spending represents a major cost cutting opportunity for the federal government. To make this happen, government IT leaders must adopt a new model that aligns and shares resources across department lines.
Steve Kelman explores what it takes to make sure managers are measuring the right things.
Informal experts can be an agency's best resource for critical data calls -- but only if the relationship is properly managed.
Steve Kelman digs into just what's required by the FAR, and finds it's remarkably agile-friendly.
Limiting the impact of open source policy to a time- and scope-constrained pilot forgoes a unique and long-needed opportunity to modernize government, argues a leading open source advocate.
Agencies can put more money on mission by analyzing accounts payable data. The former leader of the U.K.'s Government Procurement Service explains what it takes.
Alan Balutis argues that the next administration must be bold in modernizing the management agenda.
Steve Kelman argues there's more than just cost-benefit analysis behind the growing use of ground-up knowledge sharing.
Continuous integration/continuous delivery and deployment and DevOps promise to automate and strengthen development methodologies.
When there’s no money to replace aging systems, cloud-based unified communications can offer agencies a critical bridge.
Steve Kelman looks at the potential -- and limitations -- of the "social intranet."
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Students drawn to digital government are bringing desperately needed skills (and enthusiasm) to agencies that are willing to engage, Steve Kelman writes.
IT security and HR shops must align their policies and activities to tackle the threat of data exfiltration.
Modern use of BPR can create cost savings by focusing on problem definition and clarity of roles and responsibilities vs. people's individual performance -- not by targeting budget or staff cuts.
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