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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

Congress back in 2012 ordered Defense agencies and contractors to get a handle on counterfeit or non-conforming electronic parts. The FAR Council has taken a liberal reading of the law, and now we're beginning to see the scope of the reporting that will be required. How does a half million new reports per year grab you? In this week's legal loop segment, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive for an explanation.

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Thursday - 07/17/2014, 10:00am EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

Government contractors are feeling pretty good about a recent U.S. Appeals Court decision. It says the government must act in good faith and deal fairly in all government contracts. Believe it or not, this was not always the case. In this week's Legal Loop, Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo examined the ruling and its implications when he joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

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Thursday - 06/12/2014, 10:09am EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

The Pentagon has issued a final rule for dealing with counterfeit parts. Officials believe too many of them make their way into crucial electronic systems, threatening their reliability or compromising their security. The rule has been a long time coming. It affects both government buyers and industry suppliers. Joe Petrillo, a procurement attorney with the law firm Petrillo & Powell, spoke about some of the main aspects of the rule with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , DoD , counterfeit parts , cybersecurity , technology , acquisition , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 11:35am EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

CERCLA sounds like a 1960s television character made out of a rug. It's actually an environmental law that can have a big effect on federal contracting. One recent CERCLA case shows how a gasoline contract from World War II can affect a procurement today. Attorney Joe Petrillo explained the case to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Thursday - 05/01/2014, 10:39am EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

When you download an app or update your software, do you read those fine-print licensing agreements? Few people, including federal employees, do. The Office of Management and Budget says those agreements essentially don't apply for government purchases. Instead, new regulations call for a standard clause in nearly every contract. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo breaks down the new provision with Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

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Thursday - 04/17/2014, 10:12am EDT
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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

The great thing about federal contracting is that the rulemakers never rest. Just when you are sure you've got it all figured out, things change. The latest rules are just out from the Labor Department. They concern affirmative action programs required of federal contractors. In Federal Drive's weekly legal loop segment, hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp turned to procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo & Powell for an explanation.

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Thursday - 04/03/2014, 10:04am EDT
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GSA IG report blasts FAS managers for altering contracts

A new GSA inspector general report criticizes Federal Acquisition Service managers for altering contracts at the request of contractors and against the wishes of FAS staff and the IG himself.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , GSA , inspector general , FAS , contracting , industry , Deloitte , Carahsoft , Oracle , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 12:35pm EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 19, 2013

GAO's Mark Gaffigan talks about how the federal government will experience increased fiscal exposure due to climate change. Gary Somerset discusses the GPO's new Pinterest page. On Legal Loop, procurement attorney Joe Petrillo discusses a change in status for the Alaska Native Corporations. John Plaguta of the Partnership for Public Service discusses the critical skills gaps in the federal workplace. Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt talks about rule writing in the wake of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Mark Gaffigan , GAO , Gary Somerset , GPO , Pinterest , Joe Petrillo , Alaska Native Corporations , John Palguta , Harvey Pitt , SEC , Dodd-Frank

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 08:38am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 5, 2013

Robert Litan discusses a Bloomberg Government study about rule-making in the Obama administration. Michael Tinsley, CEO of NeoSystems Corp., offers insight on how furloughs might affect federal contractors. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo weighs in on a a 2012 Supreme Court case that could come back to bite federal agencies facing budget cuts under sequestration. Gregory Wilshusen discusses a new GAO report on how prepared agencies are to fend of online assaults. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service talks about sequestration and the threat of furloughs.

Tags: Robert Litan , Bloomberg Government , rule-making , Michael Tinsley , NeoSystems Corp. , contracting , industry , sequestration , furloughs , Joe Petrillo , budget , Gregory Wilshusen , GAO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , John Palguta , Partnership for Pubic Service , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 08:18am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 22, 2013

OPM's Angela Bailey discusses how agencies are struggling to fill critical skill gaps in the hard sciences. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo fills us in on what to expect with the new defense authorization law. Jacque Simon of AFGE says her union is frustrated with the lack of attention being paid to federal workers' concerns over sequestration. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service discusses possible changes agencies may face in President Obama's second term.

Tags: Angela Bailey , OPM , CHCOC , Joe Petrillo , Legal Loop , DoD , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Jacque Simon , AFGE , OMB , sequestration , Federal Drive , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 09:21am EST
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