Stan Soloway


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.

OPINION

Government sends mixed signals with LPTA, small biz initiatives

The government is sending plenty of mixed signals thanks to LPTA requirements in the new Defense Logistics Agency's STORES contract and small business talk coming out of GSA, writes PCS President Stan Soloway.

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.

OPINION

The lost opportunity of the 2012 elections

Among the deficit and debt debate we missed the chance to talk about what a modern government looks like.

COMMENTARY

The challenge of past and future performance

The past performance system is in shambles and no one seems surprised but an efficient and transparent system will make the acquisition process better for agencies and contractors alike.

Agencies absorb contractor jobs without clear direction

A number of federal agencies are proceeding with insourcing efforts even though they haven't conducted performance or cost analysis of the benefits or offered a strategic vision of the agency’s workforce composition.

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.

COMMENTARY

How not to build an acquisition workforce

Recent actions undermine efforts to maintain a strong cadre of acquisition employees, says Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council.

COMMENTARY

More talk needed if defense reforms are to succeed

Improved communications is necessary to achieve cost reductions and efficiencies at the Defense Department, writes Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council.

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?

OPINION

Resistance to talking with contractors runs deep

In an era of deep budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty, the need for communication and collaboration between government and industry has never been greater but the resistance on the part of agency officials runs deep.

COMMENTARY

Senate attempt to reduce protests misses the point

A Senate proposal to reduce the number bid protests gets the cart before the horse and misses the opportunity to address the root causes of protests.

Insourcing benefits are all smoke and mirrors

The savings from insourcing that defense and civilian agencies are expected to report to Congress next February will be largely illusory.

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.

COMMENTARY

3 disconnects roiling the government market

The disconnects around how the government buys and what it needs make innovation and efficiency harder to achieve, writes Stan Soloway.

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