Stan Soloway


COMMENTARY

Beware the tyranny of one-size fits all

The market often gets enamored with the latest and geatest policy, strategy or idea, so we must always remind ourselves that a new idea might be smart, but it won't apply in all cases, Stan Soloway explains in his latest commentary.

OPINION

Snowden case launches open season on contractors

Washington turns the Edward Snowden scandal into another opportunity to attack contractors instead of entering a serious debate about national security policy.

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.

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.

COMMENTARY

Due process for contractors under attack

Are you guilty until proven innocent? Columnist and PSC President Stan Soloway argues that too many people and groups want to slap contractors with a debarment without considering due process rights.

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

Harsh budget picture shouldn't mean insourcing

Total lifecycle cost must be a significant factor at the Defense Department as it focuses on budget cuts.

OPINION

Doth thou protest too much?

The volume of bid protests is drawing more attention, but will the remedies make things worse? Former PSC President Stan Soloway offers some alternatives to process that can protect bidders and improve the procurement process.

OPINION

4 steps to prepare for the shutdown

How the budget crisis gets resolved is anyone's guess, but according to PSC President Stan Soloway, that's no reason you shouldn't prepare for a government shutdown.

OPINION

A cautionary word about strategic sourcing

As the government rushes forward with strategic sourcing, PSC President Stan Soloway advices caution because how and where strategic sourcing gets applied can be the difference between a win and lose for both sides.

Procurement memos on right track but insourcing still an issue

PSC president Stan Soloway praises the Obama administration's procurement memos as evenhanded, but insourcing is still an issue.

OPINION

Acquisition reform: Where do you start?

There are several acquisition reform efforts underway, but the best starting point needs to begin with reestablishing the foundation laid in the 1990s that emphasized communication, collaboration and commercial best practices.

COMMENTARY

Transformation two-step: Challenges for government and industry

Most of the pressure to transform operations has been on the government but the contractor community also needs to take a hard look at itself.

COMMENTARY

What's really behind wasteful contracts?

The Commission on Wartime Contracting thinks a surplus of contractors has led to too much waste in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Stan Soloway offers a different perspective on the issue.

TRANSITION

Highs and lows of Trump's leading tech indicators

The incoming Trump Administration is taking shape and early signs point to the important role technology will play but that doesn't mean the picture is totally rosy for industry.

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