Stan Soloway


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

COMMENTARY

New agency roadmaps offer critical insights

Quadrennial reviews expected from the Defense and State departments might offer insights into the role contractors will play in helping the departments fulfill their missions.

COMMENTARY

Does uncertainty have to be the new normal?

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

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