Stan Soloway


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

Transparency initiatives teeter off balance

The Obama administration needs to correct transparency imbalances where either too little or too much information is being shared with the public, says Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council.

COMMENTARY

Small and mid-tier businesses: Time for a deep breath

Small-business contracting fell last year, but one year isn't a trend. PSC President Stan Soloway warns against a rush to change contracting goals.

COMMENTARY

Feds' focus on margins puts industrial base at risk

Reducing government costs is in everyone's best interest, writes Stan Soloway, but too much emphasis on cutting margins will only hurt government and industry in the long run.

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.

COMMENTARY

Competition suffers with shift to federal R&D centers

More agency are looking to federally funded R&D centers as alternative to contracts. The idea hurts competition and is a blow to transparency.

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.

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.

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.

COMMENTARY

New OCI rules mean big impact for industry

A long-awaited Defense Department proposal on how to manage organizational conflicts of interest could have an enormous effect across the industry that supports DOD.

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

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.

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.

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