DOD To Probe Research Agency's Contracts For Conflicts

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that it would take up a watchdog group's request to examine Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contracts for possible conflicts of interest after concerns were raised about DARPA's director, who owns stock in a frequent agency contractor.

DARPA Director Regina Dugan, who owns tens of thousands of dollars in stock for anti-explosives contractor RedXDefense LLC, said she had recused herself from contracting decisions relating to the company, but that assurance was not enough to persuade the nonprofit Project on...
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