The Department of Defense (DoD) General Counsel welcomes
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understand the ethical standards that apply to every DoD employee,
both civilian and military.
The General Counsel is also the DoD Designated Agency
Ethics Official (DAEO) who oversees the ethics and standards of
conduct programs throughout DoD, including providing guidance to the
Army, Navy, Air Force, and DoD Agencies. These responsibilities are
carried out through the DoD Standards of Conduct Office (SOCO), a
part of the Defense Legal Services Agency.
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Updated February 2016
The FY 2015 List of DOD Contractors with Awards of $25,000.00 or More is now available on the Ethics Resource Library Index.
Advisory Number 15-02 is now available. It
can be accessed through the SOCO Advisory Index
of the Ethics Resource Library.
updated Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure and a
separate document showing only the most recent
entries now posted on the DoD Guidance