White House details ethics agreement with TSA nominee – GovExec

The White House on Tuesday described in detail the steps it is taking to ensure that President Obama’s choice to head the Transportation Security Administration does not have a conflict of interest related to his past business dealings.

In a prepared statement, the White House said retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding will have three levels of recusals when it comes to dealing with the defense and intelligence contracting business he founded in 2003, Harding Security Associates, as well as the clients and partners of that business.

Harding sold his business last July to Six3 Systems Inc., a firm founded by the private equity firm GTCR Golder Rauner LLC.