DOD, Others Finalize Personal Conflict Rule For Contracts

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and NASA published a final rule Wednesday aimed at reducing the federal government's exposure to personal conflicts of interest that could arise from contractor support of government procurement functions.

Because of the heavy involvement of contractors in government decision-making, the agencies proposed the rule in November 2009, seeking to extend personal conflict of interest rules — which prevent government employees from having financial or personal interests that conflict with their government duties — to some contractors....
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