Stan Soloway


COMMENTARY

DOD pushes contractors into a pricing war

With a new emphasis on pricing and profits, DOD will make it more difficult for contractors to innovate.

Plenty of unanswered questions about $10B OASIS contract

GSA communications efforts around the $10 billion OASIS contract have been unprecedented and are an example for others, but there are still critical questions about the lucrative contract that need to be answered. PSC President and WT columnist Stan Soloway explores issues around pricing, strategic sourcing and past performance.

COMMENTARY

Will Mattis usher in a new era of DOD reform?

Mattis has requested a review of DOD's core business processes. Will this launch a new era of procurement reforms and new ways of doing business?

COMMENTARY

Does uncertainty have to be the new normal?

Contractors need the government to act now and plan for sequestration.

OPINION

Contractors face greater risk as accountability measures grow

A push for more supply chain accountability and the new workforce executive order will shift more responsibility to contractors, and with responsibility comes greater risk, but PSC President Stan Soloway asks, Is this pendulum swinging too far?

COMMENTARY

Private financing initiatives might lessen agency budget woes

Private finance initiatives are an effective way to relieve budgetary pressure and enable agencies to move forward with infrastructure improvements, writes Stan Soloway.

COMMENTARY

Defense bills blur an opportunity

The fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act contains more than two dozen significant procurement-related provisions. Some raise serious concerns, others raise questions, and still others could have positive results.

OPINION

How 'healthy' is the GovCon industry?

The government needs a healthy contractor base, but there is a lack of understanding of how government policies and behaviors impact that health. PSC President Stan Soloway argues that measuring the condition of the industry demands looking beyond profit and losses.

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.

COMMENTARY

How bumpy is the road ahead?

The Trump administration will face many issues on day one, and none loom larger than how the administration will craft a budget that can meet its policy priorities.

COMMENTARY

Austerity best served with a healthy dose of collaboration

Columnist Stan Soloway says the best way to weather the coming years of government austerity is for agencies and contractors to collaborate on the best and most cost-effective solutions.

OPINION

FedRAMP at risk of being ramp to nowhere

FedRAMP was intended to be a gateway for companies selling cloud services to the government but because of delays and a lack of reciprocity many are questioning whether it is at risk of being a ramp to nowhere. Stan Soloway explains.

COMMENTARY

What Haiti teaches us about the 'whole of government'

The Haiti relief effort offers an important lesson for those responding to the everyday challenges of government.

OPINION

A gift-wrapped budget for Christmas?

The bipartisan budget deal is a welcome gift as we head into the Christmas season, but tough decisions lie ahead for 2014 and beyond. PSC President Stan Soloway explores the pressing issues that are yet to be resolved.

Let's argue procurement. It's healthy.

Nothing is better for the procurement process that a good argument that pushes the best ideas forward.

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