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zos DoD-INDUSTRY RELATIONS: CONFLICT OF INTEREST
AND STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
JOINT COMMITTEE ON
DEFENSE PRODUCTION CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
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JOINT COMMITTEE ON DEFENSE PRODUCTION
WRIGHT PATMAN, Texas, Chairman
WILLIAM PROXMIRE, Wisconsin, Vice Chairman LEONOR K. SULLIVAN, Missouri
JOHN SPARKMAN, Alabama GARRY BROWN, Michigan
HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, JR., New Jersey
EDWARD W. BROOKE, Massachusetts
MARTHA BRADDOCK, Chief Clerk and Editor
Richard A. Wiley, General Counsel, DoD; and Bernard P. Lynn,
of Rockwell Corp. by National Highway Traffic Safety
B. Detailed amplification of Mr. Whidden's job description;
description of duties of Maj. Gen. Winston Wilson, USAF
IV. MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD BY MR. W. P.
CLEMENTS, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE:
dated January 22, 1976, with attachments, concerning
Northrop hunting facility ---
Contractors, Department of Defense, January 5, 1976..---
contractors, list of addresses..
DOD project managers (letter from W. P. Clements to
list of addresses, and selected
Robert C. Mathis...
Government associations and list of addresses, dated
December 18, 1975..
Department of Defense to Senator William Proxmire,
of Public Law 91-121..
Clements dated February 18, 1976, requesting material for
Proxmire, dated May 20, 1976_
portance of standards of conduct, April 8, 1976.
L. Responses to additional questions for the record..
WILLIAM PROXMIRE AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
dated March 17, 1976.--
dated March 17, 1976.--
dated May 27, 1976...
MR. BOBBY DALE PATTERSON IN EXECUTIVE INTER-
Chairman of President's Commission on Personnel Inter
change, dated March 19, 1976-----
President's Commission on Personnel Interchange, dated
431 435 454
DOD-INDUSTRY RELATIONS: STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1976
Washington, D.C. The Joint Committee met at 10:10 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 5302, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. William Proxmire presiding.
Present: Chairman Wright Patman, Senator William Proxmire, Representative Leonor K. Sullivan, Representative Albert Johnson, Senator John Sparkman, Senator John G. Tower, and Representative Larry Coughlin.
Senator PROXMIRE. The committee will come to order.
Mr. Hampton and Mr. Goodman, will you please stand and raise your right hand ?
Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you God!
Mr. HAMPION. Yes, sir.
This week's hearings by the Joint Committee on Defense Production have been called to inquire into Federal standards of conduct and conflict of interest regulations. They are the first in a series of hearings planned for the purpose of determining whether there are adequate safeguards against the waste of tax dollars and whether there is adequate enforcement of these safeguards.
Today's hearing is the direct result of the Joint Committee's ongoing investigation of hospitality and other corporate "freebies" pro vided to civilian and military officials of the Government. In this phase of the investigation, we are particularly interested in the efforts of Federal agencies and especially of the Department of Defense—to preserve the integrity of the procurement process through scrupulous observance and enforcement of applicable statutes and directives. The Joint Committee also wants to determine whether and in what ways current statutes might be improved, so that it can make recommendations to the appropriate legislative committees of the Congress.
We will be focusing in particular on the Department of Defense, not only because of the cost accounting standards provisions of the Defense Production Act, but also because the Department of Defense has by far the largest procurement budget of any Federal department or agency.