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Ex Defense Heads Need OK|To Work for Contractors

WASHINGTON (CN) - Senior Defense Department officials must obtain a post-employment ethics opinion before accepting compensation from an agency contractor within two years of leaving the agency, according to a temporary rule that has become final.

This interim rule implements a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, which requires that a Defense Department official who has participated personally and substantially in a department acquisition exceeding $10 million or who has held a key acquisition position, must obtain a written opinion from a

department ethics counselor regarding the activities that the official may undertake on behalf of a defense contractor within two years after leaving the department.

The provision also prohibits a defense contractor from compensating the official without first determining that the official has received or appropriately requested a post-employment ethics opinion.

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