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Sen. Warren Aims To Weaken Contractors' Influence On DOD

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 8:49 PM EDT) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced legislation Thursday aimed at limiting the influence that defense giants have on the Pentagon, saying it is time to tackle the military-industrial complex and improve ethical standards at the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Senate Armed Services Committee member introduced the Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act that would halt the “revolving door” between the DOD and defense contractors, limit the hiring of former military personnel by foreign governments, and work to ensure that contractors are transparent about their lobbying activity.

The proposed legislation is a response to the increasing connectedness between the defense industry...

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