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Section 847 (Ethics Officials)

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, Public Law 110-181, section 847, required that the following officials must request, and the ethics officials must provide, a post-government employment opinion under the circumstances described below. The ethics officials must maintain a database of the post-government service opinions for SES, general or flag officers paid at 0-7 or above, procurement officials set forth in 41 U.S.C. § 2101, and those officials in an Executive Schedule position under subchapter II of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, who personally and substantially participated in an acquisition in excess of $10,000,000 during the last two years of their federal tenure, and within one year after leaving service in the Department, expect to receive compensation from a defense contractor.

These opinions must be rendered within 30 days after receiving a complete request. The final opinion must be retained in a central database for not less than five years. The Inspector General shall conduct periodic reviews to ensure opinions are provided and retained.

The central database is known as AGEAR, After Government Employment Advisory Repository, established within the Financial Disclosure Management (FDM) system.

Ethics counselors can access AGEAR here with either a password or a CAC login.

DoD employees meeting the 847 criteria, and seeking a post-government employment opinion, must enter information (no CAC required) into the electronic version of DD Form 2945 here.