February 01, 2018

Bloomberg Government: Revolving Door Between Trump Pentagon, Contractors Spins Faster

Ties between the Pentagon and the defense industry have deepened under President Donald Trump, prompting renewed concern about conflicts of interest that could result in favoritism toward top military contractors.

More than 80 percent of top Defense Department officials under Trump have defense contractor work experience - in many cases extensive - compared with roughly half of those President Barack Obama appointed to the same jobs, a Bloomberg Government analysis found.


"The Defense Department's job is to protect our national interests, not the financial interests of defense contractors," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Armed Services Committee, told Bloomberg Government in a written statement.

Read the full article on the Bloomberg Government website here.

By:  Sam Skolnik
Source: Bloomberg Government