Stan Soloway


COMMENTARY

What's really behind wasteful contracts?

The Commission on Wartime Contracting thinks a surplus of contractors has led to too much waste in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Stan Soloway offers a different perspective on the issue.

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

How to handle today's austere times

In today's environment, there are plenty of things beyond a company's control, but here are some things you can focus on.

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.

Agencies absorb contractor jobs without clear direction

A number of federal agencies are proceeding with insourcing efforts even though they haven't conducted performance or cost analysis of the benefits or offered a strategic vision of the agency’s workforce composition.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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