Stan Soloway

 Stan Soloway

Stan Soloway ( is president and chief executive officer of the Professional Services Council

Strong guidance needed for insourcing

The hot button issue of insourcing is creating unease, especially in the Defense Department, where weak guidance has produced a sense of confusion among the various components.

Poaching employees hurts contractors and agencies alike

Government agencies and contractors should set aside their heated competition over skilled workers to keep costs down and prevent excessive turnover.

Obama memo ushers in new era

President Barack Obama’s management agenda might open the door to an important dialogue on federal contracting and public/private cooperation.

No excuse for frivolous protests

The idea of using protests as part of a government sales strategy is a disturbing concept.

Regime change cuts both ways

The status of the federal civil service and acquisition workforce is likely to be high on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's agenda this year.

Stan Soloway | Forging progress on key initiatives

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction issued a massive report in December, which concluded that the U.S. engagement in Iraq was marked, and to an extent doomed, from the beginning by an under-resourced and undermanned infrastructure.

Stan Soloway | Reforms must follow fact, not fiction

The Obama administration will need to get the facts straight before making acquisition reforms.

Acquisition issues await next president

Although the outcome of the presidential elections is not yet known, some realities ? and related imperatives ? are becoming clear.

Service awards give partnerships their due

The winners of the Service to America Medals awards program teach lessons on the importance of government-industry partnerships.

The straight story on contractors in Iraq

The Congressional Budget Office released a report early last month on the use of contractors in Iraq. Predictably, the report generated eye-catching headlines but little in-depth analysis. Yet, as always, that analysis is where the real story lies.

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