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

Weak processes stymie DOD cost-control efforts

While solving the overarching fiscal impasse is out of DOD's control, there is plenty the department can and should be doing to reduce costs and operate more efficiently; however, the problem is that no one seems to be doing it. PSC President Stan Soloway explains.

OPINION

Post shutdown: Back to business as usual?

There are some tough conversations ahead between contractors and their government customers as they try to bounce back from the 16-day shutdown. Doing things the usual way just won't cut it, but will anything really change?

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.

OPINION

New DOD cost analysis reg 'just wrong'

The Defense Department has moved forward with a cost-analysis regulation that's inaccurate and based on false assumptions. PSC President Stan Soloway explains the damage that potentially will be done.

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.

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

Does uncertainty have to be the new normal?

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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