Stan Soloway


COMMENTARY

Transformation two-step: Challenges for government and industry

Most of the pressure to transform operations has been on the government but the contractor community also needs to take a hard look at itself.

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.

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.

COMMENTARY

Want to reform government? Start with the basics.

Stan Soloway, former DOD executive and leader of the Professional Services Council, offers some simple advice to anyone looking to reform how the government operates: It's not about changing laws; it's about collaboration and culture.

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

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.

TRANSITION

Highs and lows of Trump's leading tech indicators

The incoming Trump Administration is taking shape and early signs point to the important role technology will play but that doesn't mean the picture is totally rosy for industry.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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