Stan Soloway


COMMENTARY

A new administration brings new opportunities and new challenges

As the Biden Administration prepares to take office on Jan. 20, government contractors should be watching closely for changes that will impact their BD and capture efforts as new opportunities emerge, writes market watcher Stan Soloway.

OPINION

Contractors face greater risk as accountability measures grow

A push for more supply chain accountability and the new workforce executive order will shift more responsibility to contractors, and with responsibility comes greater risk, but PSC President Stan Soloway asks, Is this pendulum swinging too far?

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

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

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.

Stan Soloway | Forging progress on key initiatives

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction issued a massive report in December, which concluded that the U.S. engagement in Iraq was marked, and to an extent doomed, from the beginning by an under-resourced and undermanned infrastructure.

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.

COMMENTARY

Tight budgets bring a silverlining

Stan Soloway shares some counter-intuitive reasoning that says agencies under budget pressure often are the most innovative and might be where the best opportunities are found.

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.

COMMENTARY

The challenge of past and future performance

The past performance system is in shambles and no one seems surprised but an efficient and transparent system will make the acquisition process better for agencies and contractors alike.

OPINION

A gift-wrapped budget for Christmas?

The bipartisan budget deal is a welcome gift as we head into the Christmas season, but tough decisions lie ahead for 2014 and beyond. PSC President Stan Soloway explores the pressing issues that are yet to be resolved.

OPINION

Resistance to talking with contractors runs deep

In an era of deep budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty, the need for communication and collaboration between government and industry has never been greater but the resistance on the part of agency officials runs deep.

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.

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