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An Analysis of Proposed and Current Regulations Concerning Lobbying Costs in Department of Defense Contracts.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this study is to analyze the Department of Defense DOD attempts to regulate lobbying costs in Government contracts. The study reviews all DOD efforts in the lobbying area since 1977, and discusses policy changes, critical responses, and the rationale behind the approach. The results of this research indicate that 1 politics have overshadowed the merits of the lobbying issue in many instances 2 no one has a quantitative figure of the amount of lobbying costs charged to Government contracts and 3 there is no solid consensus on what activities constitute lobbying and how they should be regulated. The researcher proposes continued evaluation of the DOD lobbying costs regulations to obtain better data and ascertain the magnitude of the costs involved in lobbying in DOD contracts, and the DOD regulatory approach. Originator-supplied keywords include Legislative liaison.
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