Stan Soloway


COMMENTARY

Tight budgets bring a silverlining

Stan Soloway shares some counter-intuitive reasoning that says agencies under budget pressure often are the most innovative and might be where the best opportunities are found.

COMMENTARY

The business imperative of volunteerism

Pro bono work by firms raises their status and is a critical tool for recruiting and retaining new professionals.

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.

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.

COMMENTARY

Are we heeding or ignoring lessons of 1989?

The defense budget draw down of the late 1980s offers important lessons of what to do and not do with today's budget crisis.

OPINION

Pricing roulette: Challenges vary agency to agency

Government agencies are trying various ways to break new ground in procurement, but the results and approaches can vary widely from one agency to the next.

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.

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.

COMMENTARY

Government officials need to think, then speak

Too many government officials espouse solutions that don't consider the complexity of the problem.

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.

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.

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?

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.

INSIGHTS

A fundamental shift is underway in today's market. Are you prepared?

STAN SOLOWAY: Growing customer dissatisfaction and a desire to circumvent traditional ways of doing business all point to a market where the competitive landscape is dramatically shifting.

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.

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