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Proposed changes to Homeland Security Department ethics rules could chill communications with the public and organizations, an executive of the Professional Services Council said in comments submitted yesterday.

The proposed rule could “hamper current efforts to foster greater communication with industry by characterizing as ‘outside employment’ any speaking engagement or any material written for publications by federal employees, regardless of whether the communications relate to their jobs and regardless of whether the employees are compensated,” a PSC spoke person explained. Keep reading →