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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

A protest by a California man, who claimed his entry in a Federal Trade Commission contest wasn't properly evaluated, was dismissed by the Government Accountability Office in 2013. However, the protester, David Frankel, followed up by suing in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. In this week's Legal Loop segment, procurement attorney Joe Petrillo, a partner at the law firm Petrillo & Powell, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this new ruling further.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , Petrillo & Powell PLLC , GAO , Legal Loop , U.S. Court of Federal Claims , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , FTC

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 09:29am EST

Cybersecurity framework and Google beats Northrop!

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine NIST's preliminary cybersecurity framework, and Google's lobbying efforts.
November 7, 2013

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , lobbying , Cybersecurity , Critical infrastructure , Google , Northrup Grumman , Allen Scott , Sanford Reback , Todd Shields , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 06:19pm EST

The 2014 budget and "Pay for Delay"

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss President Obama's 2014 budget proposal, and patent litigation settlements involving pharmaceutical companies.
April 18, 2013

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , 2014 budget , President Barack Obama , Congress , deficit reduction , Loren Duggan , Cameron Leuthy , patent litigation , pay for delay , Brian Rye , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 06:28pm EDT

Senate: Con artists are using stimulus scams to fleece citizens

A Federal agency is leading the charge against crooks seeking to trick people out of their money by prominently mentioning the word "stimulus" in their scams. A Senate committee makes the effort part of recent oversight hearings on stimulus spending.

Tags: stimulus , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Susan Collins , Jon Leibovitz , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Max Cacas

Monday - 09/14/2009, 07:00am EDT

Weight-loss scams

You think this weight-loss product is going to work? Don't bet your health on it!

Tags: Shirley Rooker , Call For Action , AcaiPure

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 01:04pm EDT

'Green' whitewashing covers the dirty truth

Nearly every product that claims to be environmentally friendly is misleading to buyers, an environmental marketing firm claims.

Tags: green technology , green products , FTC , TerraChoice , Scott case , Underwriters Laboratory of Canada , environmentally friendly

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 09:34am EDT

New icon allows 'opting out' of online tracking

In an effort to self-regulate, advertisers have created the "Advertising Option" icon, also called the "forward i." It will give people the ability to stop advertisers from tracking them online.

Tags: advertising , Jeff Chester , Tom Chavez , online advertising , forward i , Evan Haning

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 02:17pm EDT

Battling those who would scam our service members

The Pentagon wants members of the armed forces victimized by scam artists in these tough times to know that the Federal Trade Commission wants to help. The FTC's Consumer Sentinel/Military program provides a secure online database where the military can report concerns about identity theft, deceptive lending or mortgage practices. Find a link on .

Tags: management , Pentagon ,

Friday - 06/19/2009, 08:02pm EDT