DOD acquisition reform chief departing
- By Diane Frank
- Oct 06, 2000
Professional Services Council
Stan Soloway, the man who has headed the Defense Department's acquisition
reform initiatives for the past two years, is leaving government to lead
the Professional Services Council trade association.
Soloway has served as deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition
reform since 1998. He also was tapped as director of the Defense Reform
Initiative in April 1999. In these positions, Soloway led DOD efforts to
streamline procurement and contracting across the department and to realign
that agency to better use private-sector practices and technology.
A date has not yet been set for Soloway's move to PSC. He will fill
the role of president, which was vacated in August, when Bert Concklin,
president for eight years, left to head the IRS' business systems modernization
With the announcement, Soloway becomes the second major procurement-related
official to recently leave government for the private sector. Earlier this
week William Gormley, associate commissioner of the General Services Administration's
Office of Acquisition, left to become senior vice president in charge of
consulting operations at the Washington Management Group.