This is more on the Governance and Compliance side of things.
The government procurement process has a lot of rules and regulations, including when former government employees can be involved. What does it say when, despite claims of potential ethical violations, the government proceeds with the process? Does the government care about ethics, but just not that much?
“Pentagon Moves Forward with JEDI Contract Despite Ethics Issues,” The Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2019. Bidders remain in the game for a $10 billion contract, despite potential ethical violations.