Author Archive

Joseph J. Petrillo


Petrillo: Keep watch on ‘rule of two’

A recent ruling by GAO could have far-reaching ramifications for IDIQ contracts.


Petrillo: Did McCain mean it on cost-plus?

McCain must know that a ban on cost-plus contracts is impractical and won’t solve the overrun problem.


Petrillo: New rules tighten task orders

Provisions of the 2008 Defense Authorization Act address concerns about task orders issued through umbrella contracts.


Petrillo: A memo to Waxman

Ideas for Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on how to improve the procurement process


Petrillo: Wrong lessons learned

Procurement changes in the 1990s were radical departures from hard-won lessons of the past