DCIS Investigating Former Acquisition Managers
GovExec.com notes that the Defense Department is investigating a pool of former senior military and civilian Defense managers now working for government contractors for possible criminal violations of federal conflict-of-interest rules. The Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) is heading the investigation. They declined to say how many former officials were under investigation, but noted that most worked in the acquisition field.
DCIS launched its review, known as the Senior Official Project, eight months ago. It covers former civilian and military managers who negotiated and managed large contracts at the Pentagon after 2001 and then went to work in the defense industry. The project was a result of the admission by former Air Force acquisition official Darleen Druyun that she favored Boeing in contract negotiations in exchange for jobs for herself and family members. GovExec.com: Pentagon investigating former officials working for contractors. The Project On Government Oversight has more.