Conflict of interest common in gov contracts?

Friday - 3/11/2011, 3:01pm EST

John Mahoney, employment attorney, Tully Rickney

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The head of DARPA is in hot water for owning stock in a DARPA contracting company. Government ethics critics say DARPA Chief Regina Dugan still owned stock options in her former company RedXDefense when a $400,000 contract was approved.

How big a problem is this government-wide?

John Mahoney, an employment attorney at Tully Rickney, says, unfortunately, this problem is popping up all over government.


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