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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
Why we should be thankful that the Beatles weren't contractors
In his latest Washington Business Journal column, PSC’s Stan Soloway talks about the “zero defect delusion” and how this fear of failure is inhibiting the government’s ability to innovate and succeed.
What the administration can — and should — acknowledge in the budget
As the White House prepares to release the fiscal year 2015 budget, PSC’s Alan Chvotkin suggests several policies the president should address.
Improving federal IT: It's more than a process problem
In his latest Washington Business Journal column, PSC President and CEO Stan Soloway considers whether White House proposals to improve federal IT are bold enough to solve the problems.
Parallel realities: Two views of the same acquisition world
Stan Soloway tackles the “parallel realities” of DoD acquisition and the differing views on everything from LPTA to the quality of the acquisition workforce, in his latest Washington Business Journal column.
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.
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