Stan Soloway


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

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.

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.

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

Beware the tyranny of one-size fits all

The market often gets enamored with the latest and geatest policy, strategy or idea, so we must always remind ourselves that a new idea might be smart, but it won't apply in all cases, Stan Soloway explains in his latest commentary.

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.

OPINION

18F steps up its acquisition game

PSC President Stan Soloway takes another look at GSA's 18F experiment and finds that maybe it's going to help the acquisition process after all.

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

Doth thou protest too much?

The volume of bid protests is drawing more attention, but will the remedies make things worse? Former PSC President Stan Soloway offers some alternatives to process that can protect bidders and improve the procurement process.

OPINION

FedRAMP at risk of being ramp to nowhere

FedRAMP was intended to be a gateway for companies selling cloud services to the government but because of delays and a lack of reciprocity many are questioning whether it is at risk of being a ramp to nowhere. Stan Soloway explains.

OPINION

Snowden case launches open season on contractors

Washington turns the Edward Snowden scandal into another opportunity to attack contractors instead of entering a serious debate about national security policy.

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

Weak processes stymie DOD cost-control efforts

While solving the overarching fiscal impasse is out of DOD's control, there is plenty the department can and should be doing to reduce costs and operate more efficiently; however, the problem is that no one seems to be doing it. PSC President Stan Soloway explains.

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

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.

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