New watchdog report decries ‘revolving door’ between the Pentagon and defense contractors

Defense News: If you follow changes in leadership at defense companies, it will come as no surprise that a number of defense executives join industry after years of service in the Pentagon. While these leaders bring relevant experience and knowledge to defense companies, a new report by one advocacy group argues the revolving door between the Pentagon and defense boardrooms creates unethical circumstances that could cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

According to the Project on Government Oversight report, there were “645 instances of the top 20 defense contractors in fiscal year 2016 hiring former senior government officials, military officers, members of Congress, and senior legislative staff as lobbyists, board members, or senior executives in 2018.”

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