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PSC Columns and Articles
PSC’s leaders voice concerns and opinions about important topics affecting our industry in regular columns and occasional op-eds in leading publications.
Recent PSC Columns & Articles
Weak processes stymie DOD cost-control efforts
Read Stan Soloway’s insights and takeaways on DoD's technology and human capital crises from a recent national defense conference in his latest Washington Technology column.
OP-ED: WHAT REALLY WENT WRONG WITH HEALTHCARE.GOV
Avoiding another HealthCare.gov goes beyond procurement reform; it requires addressing obstacles ranging from politics to people to policy to operational coordination and collaboration, writes PSC Pres. & CEO Soloway in a Nov. 14 NextGov.com column.
Viewpoint: On workforce costs, let facts trump dogmatism
PSC set the record straight about contractor compensation in a Nov. 11 Federal Times column, responding to a piece by AFGE President J. David Cox. Cox’s column contained many factual errors about the relative costs of contractors as compared to feder
Post shutdown: Back to business as usual?
In his latest Washington Technology column, PSC's Stan Soloway ponders whether it will be back to business as usual after the shutdown or whether the government and its contractors can use this as an opportunity to tackle past challenges.
Lessons from the war
Lessons learned? The shuttering of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction prompts PSC’s Stan Soloway to ponder what takeaways from SIGIR’s work we can apply to contracting in both war and peace.
The need for government to change with the times
PSC's Alan Chvotkin challenges both government and industry to ‘change with the times’ in his Washington Business Journal column focusing on the PSC 2013 Leadership Commission report.
Resistance to talking with contractors runs deep
In his latest Washington Technology column, PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway examines government’s reticence over communications with contractors and its impacts on program outcomes.
New DOD cost analysis reg 'just wrong'
DOD announced in July that Directive Type Memorandum 09-007 was being turned into a DOD Instruction. What had previously been intended as guidance now has regulatory status within the department. Read Stan Soloway’s full WashTech column here.
Small business overload
Both the Air Force and Army announced recently that they would shift major engineering support contracts to the OASIS Small Business contract vehicle. It’s the latest example in a disturbing trend. Read Stan Soloway’s full FedBiz Daily guest blog...
The New, Improved DATA Act—a Balance of Transparency and Reporting
In his latest Federal Contract Report column, PSC Vice President of Government Relations Roger Jordan revisits the DATA Act and how the bill has changed for better or worse from previous versions.
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