That the revolving door between the U.S. government, both the
executive or legislative branches, and the defense industry is alive and
well is no secret. But chalk another one up for Capitol Hill. In
addition to a top Northrop Grumman official joining
the House Armed Services Committee in 2011 (after receiving a lucrative severance bonus
on his way out) to oversee the very same weapons systems he lobbied for, now it's the Senate Armed Services Committee's turn.
The Project on Government Oversight reports:
Ann Elise Sauer, who left Lockheed last
year, is now the Republican staff director at the Senate Armed Services
Committee. The Committee oversees military spending, including major
weapons systems that are central to Lockheed’s business.