Stan Soloway


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

Acquisition efforts on a collision course

Congress is moving forward with acquisition reform efforts to bring more commercial buying to the government, but agency actions often go in the opposition direction.

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

Does uncertainty have to be the new normal?

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

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.

Poor records increase security risks

A Senate committee report exploring the role of Afghan nationals working for private security contractors fails to consider difficulties embodied in building accurate personnel databases in a country with complex and shifting alliances, says Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council.

Poaching employees hurts contractors and agencies alike

Government agencies and contractors should set aside their heated competition over skilled workers to keep costs down and prevent excessive turnover.

OPINION

Doing the low-price limbo?

Agencies are increasingly forcing companies to present lower and lower prices on contracts at the risk of long-term value.

New twists in labor issues on the horizon

The Center for American Progress is advocating that contracts be awarded based on compliance with labor laws and who pays fair and reasonable wages.

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.

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.

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