Acquisition

Kelman: Contracting is a balancing act

Many people misunderstand the true nature of government/vendor relationships

Workforce

Kelman: Battling for young hearts and minds

With another graduating class, what will it take for government to attract the best and the brightest?

Kelman: Change management

Harvard Business Review, meet government; government, meet Harvard Business Review.

Workforce

Kelman: Dancing in the hallways

Denett, the Bush administration’s nominee for OFPP, is the right person at the right time.

Workforce

Kelman: Google still rules

For Harvard students, Google is the default option for finding even government information.

Workforce

Kelman: A concept whose time has come

The Bush administration deserves kudos for focusing on a small thing called performance.

Acquisition

Kelman: The "You're fired" approach

The easy days for GWACs and GSA schedule contracts are over.

Kelman: Thinking for a living

Recruiting and retaining good knowledge workers is a challenge in a bureaucratic world

Workforce

Kelman: Let’s promote the IT Exchange

The program can improve trust between feds and industry and foster more information sharing

Kelman: The grand challenge

DARPA offered $2 million for the first driverless vehicle to cross the finish line

Acquisition

Kelman: An open letter to 1102s

It's a tough time for contracting officers, but innovation is needed more than ever

Kelman: An ounce of prevention?

IGs are one-note Charlies. Good contracting people can play a symphony.

Kelman: Questions worth asking

Reporters don't help by dwelling on issues low on procurement experts' list of concerns

Workforce

Kelman: The blame game

The president's sudden warning about the dangers of the blame game thus gives one the feeling that he can dish it out but he can't take it.

Workforce

Kelman: The ‘blame game’ and learning moments

Organizations need to learn from their mistakes and compare examples of successful performance with poorer performance.

Workforce

Kelman: GSA and the workforce

GSA has responsibility to use revenues more creatively on the government's behalf

Workforce

Kelman: Past performance revisited

The workforce must be trained how to make use of contractor evaluations.

Workforce

Kelman: Deep smarts

Senior managers must nurture institutional knowledge.

Kelman: Purchase cards: Priceless

Feds mostly avoid buying at retail prices when a relevant contract is available

Acquisition

Kelman: Are we better off now?

There is progress with procurement, but large programs still have not been fixed.

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