2. Yes, Helen cannot reveal internal, nonpublic information to her friend.
Helen is a FEMA employee. Her friend is working on a proposal for a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contract bid solicitation related to pandemic influenza.
During a social event, Helen mentions some facts to her friend that are contained in internal, nonpublic agency information about a recent pandemic influenza exercise that might help her friend’s in putting together a technical proposal for the bid.
Yes, this is violation of ethics rules. Helen cannot reveal internal, nonpublic information to her friend.