Stan Soloway


OPINION

The e-QIP shutdown: Another big headache

OPM's decision to shutdown the e-QIP tool central to the clearance process has broad implications for government and industry that won't be resolved until OPM and OMB can clarify the full scope of the problem.

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.

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.

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

Risk and reward must be part of DOD acquisition reform efforts

A Defense Department initiative designed to improve the acquisition process must strike a fair balance between risk and reward to ensure the health of the defense industry, writes Stan Soloway with the Professional Services Council.

OPINION

It's called human capital for a reason

PSC President Stan Soloway outlines how the government has lost sight of the value of human capital and instead sees people as a commodity.

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

Is it time to flip the table on procurement?

Procurement policy expert Stan Soloway argues that commercial acquisition should be the norm in government procurement and the new Trump administration might provide an opportunity for real reform.

COMMENTARY

JEDI dilemma: Opening the market but where is the dialogue?

The Defense Department's pursuit of the JEDI cloud strategy has the potential to open the market to commercial products and services like never before, but aren't we missing the opportunity to have a broader and more productive discussion?

COMMENTARY

3 disconnects roiling the government market

The disconnects around how the government buys and what it needs make innovation and efficiency harder to achieve, writes Stan Soloway.

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

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.

No excuse for frivolous protests

The idea of using protests as part of a government sales strategy is a disturbing concept.

OPINION

We have a budget deal. Now what?

Congress and the White House might have reached an agreement on the budget, but they didn't forge a long-term fiscal solution. So, what's next?

OPINION

Convergence in the market: Darwin's delight

As technology is increasingly delivered as a service, the need to adapt grows for both buyers and sellers in the government market.

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