Industry Expresses Concern Over Pending DOD Conflict Of Interest Rule

/ January 7, 2010 at 5:00 AM
As the Defense Department mulls options for congressionally required conflict-of-interest guidance for major weapons programs, industry leaders are complaining the coming rule may not provide the solution sought by Congress. As part of the 2009 Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, Congress directed the Pentagon "to provide guidance and tighten existing requirements concerning organizational conflicts of interest by contractors" in major defense acquisition programs. The aim was to prevent defense contractors from conducting their own product assessment work, either in house...

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