Stan Soloway

 Stan Soloway

Stan Soloway (soloway@pscouncil.org) is president and chief executive officer of the Professional Services Council


Public assistance modernization stalls

Many states are looking to modernize public assistance programs. But, the Farm, Nutrition and Bioenergy Act of 2007, passed by the House July 27, would prohibit states from doing that with private sector support.

A glass half empty to some, half full to others

Two hearings on the acquisition process held during the third week of July told two different stories. Through them the troubling dichotomy of the debate over federal acquisition was eminently clear.

New report on contractor workforce rife with flaws

The Progressive Policy Institute's recommendation to slash 750,000 contractor jobs from the government is short-sighted and fatally flawed.

Partnership is a concept worth fighting for

Government/contractor partnerships are under an unfounded assault

Stan Soloway | Some missteps in the pursuit of transparency

Push for greater transparency could open can of worms.

The debate on contractor responsibility flares anew

Congress appears poised to revisit the question of whether the government has adequate standards to ensure it only does business with responsible parties.

The many myths that enshroud government outsourcing

No truth to charge of too much outsourcing.

Acquisition reform: Get onboard or weep at the dock

Anyone surprised that acquisition issues have been an early focus of attention for the new Congress? Didn't think so.

Stan Soloway | Size recertification rule falls short of mark

Last month, the Small Business Administration released its anxiously anticipated rule on the recertification of small-business size status. On balance, SBA got it partly right.

Buy Lines: Fear and second-guessing in the acquisition community

Based on interviews with more than three dozen agency contracting officials, congressional staff and other professionals, the Professional Services Council's third biannual federal procurement policy survey offers a window into a community in the cross hairs. It portrays a workforce that lacks sufficient resources, training and support.

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