Defense Industry gets Anti-Corruption “Fail Grade”

Bailey Bliss

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A new publication reports two-thirds of major defense companies show limited or no evidence of ethics and anti-corruption programs.

The Transparency International UK report used information from company websites and public disclosure statements to rate efforts to combat corruption in the defense sector.

Despite so many companies failing to implement anti-corruption measures, the report suggests significant improvements have been made in the industry, with four U.S. companies – Bechtel Corp, Fluor Corp, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon – receiving top marks in the report.

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