Accession Number : ADA290676

Title :   Foreign Agent Registration: Former Federal Officials Representing Foreign Interests Before the U.S. Government.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA290676

Report Date : 26 MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : We identified 82 former high-level federal officials, including Members of Congress, White House officials, congressional staff, and executive agency officials, who left the U.S. government between fiscal years 1986 and 1991 and subsequently represented foreign interests before the U.S. government. We did not determine whether these officials' representational activities for foreign interests before the U.S. government violated any conflict of-interest laws. The Justice Department has taken actions to address our previous recommendations, specifically those concerning (1) seeking legislative authority for additional measures to enforce compliance with foreign agent registration, (2) improving reporting guidance to agents, (3) conducting a survey of user concerns, and (4) inspecting the activities of certain types of agents. However, the Department has not fully implemented some recommendations.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, CONGRESS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, SURVEYS, USER NEEDS, GUIDANCE, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE