Conflict of interest common in gov contracts?

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.


Darpa Chief Owns Stock in Darpa Contractor (Wired)