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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of prohibitions on post-government-employment activities by DOD personnel, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the law limited the employment of former DOD personnel by defense contractors; and (2) whether contractors were appropriately reporting employment of former DOD personnel.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. The Secretary of Defense should further clarify and define the term indirect compensation to ensure uniform reporting by defense contractors of former DOD personnel who work for consulting firms.
Closed - Implemented
DOD sent a fact sheet to the contractor that, among other clarifications, explained indirect compensation.

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