Warren: Lots of of former feds working for protection companies

Warren discovered 672 instances in 2022 of “former authorities officers, navy officers, Members of Congress, and senior legislative employees” working for top-20 American protection contractors. A number of the ex-officials have change into board members or senior executives, however nearly all — totally 91 p.c — have taken jobs as registered lobbyists for the contractors, both working in-house or employed by the businesses.

The report signifies that the universe of ex-officials peddling affect for protection contractors may be bigger than 672. That’s as a result of many former authorities staff are usually not registered lobbyists however nonetheless carry out advocacy work for protection companies utilizing titles resembling guide.

Almost half the contractor executives labored for the highest 5 Pentagon protection contractors — people who construct main weapons, navy plane, warships, floor autos, rockets and satellites.

Examples cited within the report embody retired Adm. John Richardson, a former chief of naval operations, on the Boeing Co. board of administrators; former Deputy Secretary of Protection Robert O. Work, a member of Raytheon’s board; former Protection Secretary James Mattis, a member of the Basic Dynamics Corp. board; and Adm. Pete Giambastiani, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Workers who headed the navy council that units weapons necessities, now a high lobbyist for Basic Electrical.

The report doesn’t title many different former high officers, lawmakers and senior employees who work straight for protection contractors or who’re employed by them from advocacy organizations.

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