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The Federal Advisory Committee Act ("FACA"), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, §§ 1-16, restricts the creation and use of advisory committees by federal agencies. An advisory committee is any committee or similar group, which does not consist solely of federal officers or employees, and which is established by statute, by the President, or by a federal agency to advise the President or a...

Federal employees and contractor employees are subject to widely disparate ethics regimes. Whereas government employees must comply with extensive rules covering things like personal conflicts of interest, receiving gifts, and post-employment restrictions, contractor employees are generally not subject to such specific regulations (though contractors performing contracts...