The Dept. of Defense (DOD) has been captured by defense contractors and lobbyists who use their access to DOD to push bloated contracts through. This leads to out-of-control defense spending. By reining in defense contractors’ influence, this bill will help make DOD more accountable for its spending of taxpayer dollars.
This bill goes too far and applies arbitrary limits to DOD’s engagement with defense contractors. By making defense contracts subject to FOIA requests, it would also make it difficult for DOD to ink contracts with defense companies, which are unlikely to want their trade secrets and sensitive business information to be publicly available.