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Senate Dems. call for service-contracting cap, but industry cries foul

A group of 26 Democratic senators wrote last week to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urging the Pentagon to lift an "arbitrary" cap on DoD's civilian workforce, saying contractors hadn't been similarly affected by budget constraints. But the Professional Services Council, an industry group which represents many defense contractors, rebuts the charge that contractors haven't also felt the effects of the current fiscal climate.

Tags: Congress , Senate , DoD , acquisition , service contracting , Alan Chvotkin , Stan Soloway , Sherrod Brown , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 10:12pm EDT
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Industry seeks tweaks to DoD Better Buying Power

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, is promising a Better Buying Power 2.0, an revision to earlier reforms. That's good news to many in the defense industry, who hope the changes provide more nuanced guidance as opposed to strict blanket policies to agency contracting officers. Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, In Depth with Francis Rosethe time is ripe for an update.

Tags: acquisition , Acquisition policy , industry , In Depth , Francis Rose , Stan Soloway , Jack Moore

Friday - 10/05/2012, 04:03pm EDT

Unions, associations detail priorities for 2013 and beyond

Federal News Radio asked seven different unions, organizations and government groups for their priorities in the upcoming administration. Their responses are part of the series, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , Obama Impact , AFGE , CGP , NARFE , NFFE , NTEU , Senior Executives Assocation

Friday - 09/21/2012, 04:00am EDT

In Depth interviews - July 24

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources. Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, discusses whether sequestration can be averted.

Tags: Gordon Adams , American University , Stan Soloway , sequestration , defense industry , In Depth , Francis Rose

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 03:05pm EDT

In Depth interviews - June 15

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Alan Chvotkin , Phil Kiviat , Tammy Flanagan , Guerra Kiviat

Friday - 06/15/2012, 06:07pm EDT

House drops DoD request to change definition of commercial products

The Pentagon says the way it buys certain commercial products has been abused for more than a decade. The Defense Department asked Congress to include new rules for buying commercial-of-a-type products, which are commercial in nature, but the military is the only or largest customer by far. Industry was pleased to see the House Armed Services Committee not include the change in the Defense authorization bill.

Tags: DoD , Better Buying Power , Shay Assad , Professional Services Council , commercial-of-a-type , commercial products , acquisition , contracting , industry , Congress , Alan Chvotkin , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/14/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Top issues affecting contractors

Professional Services Council President and CEO Stan Soloway will talk contracting with host Mark Amtower.
May 7, 2012

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Stan Soloway , sequestration , government contracting , LPTA , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/07/2012, 08:37pm EDT
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Federal News Countdown: Postal reform, retirement hike, contractor pay cap

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, and Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Alan Chvotkin , Bill Bransford , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Friday - 04/27/2012, 03:30pm EDT

Controlling contract costs spurs more questions, few answers

A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee heard testimony Thursday on a seemingly simple subject: Is it cheaper for the federal government to employ its own workforce or hire contractors? But industry groups representing government contractors say the question is often more complicated than it might seem.

Tags: industry , contracting , acquisition , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Claire McCaskill , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Stan Soloway

Friday - 03/30/2012, 08:37pm EDT
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On the show today March 30

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Stan Soloway , Gerry Connolly , Tim McManus , Partnership for Public Service , Roger Waldron

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 01:58am EDT
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