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Trump Aims to Prevent Procurement Officers From Working for Defense Contractors

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Individuals working in procurement for the US military should be prohibited from joining defense contracting companies that produce military equipment, President-elect Donald Trump said at a rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Delivering at the rally, Trump stressed that such officers should never be allowed to work for defense contractors.

"I think I’m going to impose a ban that anybody that gives out these massive military contracts should never ever be allowed to work ever, I don’t mean in five years, in ten years, [they] should never be allowed to work for those companies that make the equipment," Trump stated on Friday.

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Trump also noted that if the ban was in place, the United States would see a big difference in the prices.

"Purchasing in this country is totally out of control, for everything," Trump added.

At present, the US government imposes a one-year restriction on certain individuals who have worked in procurement for the US government to then work for companies they did business with.

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