DoDI 1000.32, “Prohibition of Lobbying Activity by Former DoD Senior Officials,” was promulgated on March 26, 2020

These restrictions apply to:

(1) OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the “DoD Components”).

(2) Military officers in or above grade O-7, to include officers in the Reserve Component who served 60 days or more on active duty in the 1 year period prior to their retirement or separation from service in the Armed Forces.

(3) Senior civilian equivalents and very senior civilian equivalents.

Restrictions:

a. Pursuant to Section 1045, General Officers/Flag Officers, senior civilian equivalents, and very senior civilian equivalents retiring or separating from the Armed Forces or the DoD after December 12, 2017 are prohibited from engaging in lobbying activities with respect to the DoD for a time period determined by their grade.

(1) Military officers in grades O-7 and O-8 and senior civilian equivalents are subject to this prohibition for 1 year after their retirement or separation from service.

(2) Military officers in grades O-9 and O-10 and very senior civilian equivalents are subject to this prohibition for 2 years after their retirement or separation from service.

b. Lobbying activities with respect to the DoD restricts retired and former GO/FO, senior civilian equivalents, and very senior civilian equivalents from:

(1) Lobbying contacts and other lobbying activities with covered executive branch officials outside of the DoD pertaining to a matter with respect to the DoD; and

(2) Lobbying contacts with covered executive branch officials in the DoD.

The full memo is here