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Stan Soloway

President/CEO, Celero Strategies, LLC

Stan Soloway is president and CEO of Celero Strategies, LLC. He formerly served as president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, and was deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition reform and director of the Defense Reform Initiative during the Clinton administration, receiving the Secretary of Defense Medals for Outstanding and Distinguished Public Service. He is a principal of the Partnership for Public Service and a member of National Contract Management Association's Executive Advisory Board.

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The Other One Percent

September 23, 2015 The Obama administration has now issued its 13th executive order primarily aimed at government contractors. This one, which was released on Labor Day, would require government contractors to provide seven days of paid sick leave per year. But when you get into the specifics of the order, it becomes yet...

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What It Will Take to Move the Needle on Reform

July 21, 2015 This is a good year for advocates of acquisition reform. The House and Senate fiscal 2016 defense authorization bills, traditionally the acquisition table setters, contain significant, forward-leaning reforms that are both overdue and essential. The Senate bill in particular contains provisions that are designed to refocus the government toward broader...

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Getting Tech to ‘Show Up’

April 29, 2015 In a recent speech, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith said the government needs the tech community to “show up.” According to Smith, the more tech experts from Silicon Valley join the government, the more the government is likely to begin adopting smarter, more contemporary IT and technology practices. Her...

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Fixing Acquisition: An Opportunity Lost?

January 30, 2015 We’ve spent more than a decade ignoring a simple warning of the 2002 Volcker Commission: We are trying to run a 21st century government on a mid-20th century, industrial age business model. A series of surveys of acquisition professionals the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton have conducted during the...

Op-Ed: What Really Went Wrong With HealthCare.gov

November 13, 2013 Much of the commentary surrounding the botched launch of the HealthCare.gov website has contained nuggets of truth, but many critics are too stuck on the particulars to take the broader view. Equally disturbing, the usual blame game is well underway, even though all of the precise causes of the problems...

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Commentary: In Navy Yard Analysis, Where Are the Facts?

September 27, 2013 The horrific killings at the Washington Navy Yard have had a searing impact on the greater government community. The Navy Yard is populated by a diverse array of federal civilian, military and contractor personnel, and the tragedy directly affected each segment of this blended workforce. It is no exaggeration to...

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Commentary: The Compensation Fallacy

June 12, 2013 Everyone professes to be committed to a government of excellence, efficiency and innovation, yet how our political leaders view and treat the very people charged with executing the government’s complex and critical missions suggest otherwise. Civil servants are straining under unnecessary furloughs, hiring and pay freezes, the elimination of training...

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A Hiring Offense

June 23, 2010 Imagine you've just been hired to manage the Washington Nationals. Your contract is contingent on your ball club making it to the World Series. But the team's owner says you have to take the field with essentially the same players you inherited -- despite their losing record. Sound absurd? Of...

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Transparency Trap

June 1, 2010 Requiring incoming contractors to retain incumbent workers could compromise service. Imagine you've just been hired to manage the Washington Nationals. Your contract is contingent on your ball club making it to the World Series. But the team's owner says you have to take the field with essentially the same players...

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Analysis: Hiring rule would limit contractors

April 26, 2010 Imagine you've just been hired to manage the Washington Nationals. Your contract is contingent on your ball club making it to the World Series. But the team's owner says you have to take the field with essentially the same players you inherited -- despite their losing record. Sound absurd? Of...