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Stan Soloway

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.
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.
Workforce

Trump’s TVA Firings May Be a Harbinger of Things to Come

At a time of intense economic uncertainty for millions, workforce management decisions can create new challenges.

Management

Hungry Children Can’t Wait for Government ‘Innovation’

In the midst of a crisis, USDA policies make it nearly impossible for states to deal with the surging need for food assistance.

Management

The Pandemic Is a Clarion Call to Remove Barriers to Innovation

The COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity to put in place solutions that will benefit us all, now and in the future.

Management

There’s a Playbook for Implementing the CARES Act; Agencies Need to Follow It

We are going to see billions of dollars in new contract spending for both surge and ongoing requirements.

Management

Mixing Politics and Procurement Creates a Toxic Brew

If elected officials are allowed to influence government contracting decisions it won’t end well for the public.

Management

Thoughts on the President’s Management Agenda: Kudos… With a Caution

The PMA doesn’t provide adequate guidance on one of the most important levers available to the government to improve performance: acquisition.

Management

What the Country Needs: A Servant Leader

Civic engagement, through voluntarism and service of all kinds, can serve as a great unifying force.

Management

How a New Contracting Tool is Shaking Up Federal Procurement

Other transaction authority presents an formidable challenge to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. That’s a good thing.

Management

The Clock Is Ticking on Trump’s Management Agenda

Without the roadmap of a viable management agenda, it’s hard to see how proposed reorganization plans could be effective.

Management

Breaking the Stranglehold of Calcified Federal Acquisition Policies

It’s past time for government to get in on the benefits of the online marketplace.

Management

The Trump Administration’s Innovation Problem

Even Mark Zuckerberg probably wouldn’t qualify to be on many government technology contracts.

Management

Why Innovation Programs Should Target Middle-Aged Bureaucrats

Data show that the average age of the most successful innovators is somewhere in the mid-40s.

Management

Congress is Sending Mixed Messages on Defense Procurement

The landscape is littered with the remains of scores of previous reform efforts.

Management

Trump’s Separate Pursuit of Two Government Reform Plans Will Hurt Both

A more connected and aligned strategy is more likely to drive sustainable, effective results.

Management

The Path to Better Management of Government’s Huge Programs

A new law guides the way to delivering on large-scale change initiatives.

Management

Memo to OMB: Speed Kills

Setting aside the debate over what should be funded (or not), much could be achieved if the administration took a longer view.

Management

It's Time to Bury A-76—It Worked Once, But Its Day Is Past

An advocate of using competition to drive greater government efficiency explains why a decades-old outsourcing tool needs to die.

Management

This Is No Way to Run a Government

Addressing fiscal concerns doesn’t preclude improving the way agencies deliver on their missions.

Management

When Civic Degradation Tops Civic Engagement

The next president faces the difficult but essential task of restoring a sense of common purpose.