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.

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

Private financing initiatives might lessen agency budget woes

Private finance initiatives are an effective way to relieve budgetary pressure and enable agencies to move forward with infrastructure improvements, writes Stan Soloway.

COMMENTARY

Senate attempt to reduce protests misses the point

A Senate proposal to reduce the number bid protests gets the cart before the horse and misses the opportunity to address the root causes of protests.

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

Will Mattis usher in a new era of DOD reform?

Mattis has requested a review of DOD's core business processes. Will this launch a new era of procurement reforms and new ways of doing business?

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.

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.

OPINION

OMB IT Guidance: It's not too late

The Obama administration might be coming to a close, but it's never too late to lay the groundwork for a sound IT policy that can have a positive impact for years to come.

COMMENTARY

How bumpy is the road ahead?

The Trump administration will face many issues on day one, and none loom larger than how the administration will craft a budget that can meet its policy priorities.

OPINION

DOD's missed opportunity to improve services acquisition

The Defense Department has released its long-awaited DOD Instruction to guide the acquisition of services and unfortunately they missed an opportunity to make real improvements.

OPINION

4 steps to prepare for the shutdown

How the budget crisis gets resolved is anyone's guess, but according to PSC President Stan Soloway, that's no reason you shouldn't prepare for a government shutdown.

OPINION

Too soon to say good-bye to LPTA?

Yes, there are signs that the use of LPTA acquisition strategies is abating, but Stan Soloway explains that we still have a way to go.

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

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.

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