• #ShutdownStories trending as feds share furlough frustration

    Federal employees, contractors, spouses and lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated by the delayed pay and lost work, with many airing their grievances on social media.

  • Are feds really bailing out in protest?

    If you search employee exodus from federal government you will get more hits than reading the Old Testament. But is it true?

  • Bill to streamline HR hiring at Veterans Affairs passes House

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a newly passed House bill would reform the way the Veterans Affairs Department hires human resources people.

  • VIDEO: Fed unions protest on day of federal court challenge to executive orders

    Ahead of oral arguments in federal district court on Wednesday, federal employee unions showed their disapproval of three recent executive orders from President Donald Trump.

  • Larry Allen: Protest highlights limits of fast-moving OTAs in contracts

    Allen Federal Business Partners President Larry Allen said OTAs exist for a reason: a broad understanding that defense acquisitions don’t move fast enough.

  • Thousands of Google employees protest working with the Pentagon

    In today’s Federal Newscast, over 3,100 employees send a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking he cancel a Defense Department pilot program which uses the company’s technology.

  • Joseph Petrillo: Big to-do over Army waste removal contract

    When the Army dropped a waste removal contractor for a base in Louisiana, it didn’t plan on a protest from the good folks of Dripping Spring, Texas. But the incumbent contractor, located in that gateway to hill country, did in fact protest the new award, which went to the government of the parish in which Fort Polk is located. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares the details of this curious case on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Joseph Petrillo: This may not mean preferential treatment for contractors

    Having a foreign subsidiary in a country getting preference in an acquisition … that may not be enough to overcome a protest. That’s what a court initially decided when the Air Force went ahead with an acquisition using a subsidiary of a U.S. company and not one home-grown in Denmark. But there’s a twist. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo with Petrillo and Powell fills in all the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Joseph Petrillo: Company loses contract award after 3 protests

    One small, disadvantaged company found itself on the short end of the stick when after three protests, its award from the Agriculture Department got switched to the protester. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the lessons learned.

  • Joe Petrillo: GAO upholds protests to doomed acquisition

    As the saying goes, good procurements start with good requirements. If that’s the case, then the acquisition you’re about to hear about was doomed from the start. Not surprisingly, the Government Accountability Office upheld the protests against it. Attorney Joseph Petrillo of the law firm Petrillo and Powell joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details and lessons learned.