Today, the Department of Homeland Security ruined the personal "retirement" plans of hundreds of its own executives and senior managers.
DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that, starting June 7, ex-feds must spend a year off after leaving the agency before coming back for a hand-out as a contractor.
Previously, the one-year ban applied only to ex-feds approaching their specific, former agency. The new rule expands the prohibition to the department as a whole.
DHS is not famous for "best practices" in the acquisition world, but this is one the Department of Defense should give some serious thought to.