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Final Report on the Review of Lobbying Activities
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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Section 319 of Public Law 101-121, commonly referred to as the Byrd Amendment, prohibits recipients of Federal contracts, grants, loans, and cooperative agreements from using appropriated funds for lobbying activities and requires the filing of a disclosure form if other funds are used for lobbying activities subject to the Amendment. It also requires persons or companies that request or receive a contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement to certify that no prohibited payments were or will be made. The DoD is required to report to Congress every 6 months on the number of lobbying activity disclosure forms received. The Amendment was effective December 23, 1989. For the 15-month period ended March 31, 1991, there were 10 lobbying activity disclosure forms forwarded by DoD contracting activities to the Director of Defense procurement for semiannual reports to the Congress. Because of the small number of disclosures, the Executive Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget 0MB, requested on June 12, 1991, that the Inspector General, DoD, determine whether there was compliance by DoD contractors with respect to the requirements of the Byrd Amendment. The overall objective of the review was to evaluate whether Defense contractors and grant recipients understood and complied with the restrictions and disclosure requirements of the Byrd Amendment, as codified in United States Code, title 31, sec. 1352. During the review, we also evaluated the DoD implementation of the Byrd Amendment.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE