Saturday, December 15, 2012

Lobbying can be transparent in Defense Aerospace

Neelam Mathews
Dec 14, 2012  

Even as the debate between lobbying and bribery rages in India, with no clear distinction being made and for good reason as there are no rules nor regulations to define lobbying, perhaps we could take a cue from the US system that at first glance looks pretty transparent.

A click on every company will give details on their spending on campaign contributions.
Defense Aerospace

Industry Profile, 2011

Total for Defense Aerospace: $59,702,900
Total Number of Clients Reported: 53
Total Number of Lobbyists Reported: 408
Total Number of Revolvers: 303 (74.3%)

View totals by: Client/Parent | Subsidiary/Affiliate

Boeing Co$15,910,000
Lockheed Martin$15,166,845
United Technologies$14,150,000
BAE Systems$4,230,000
European Aeronautic Defence & Space$3,500,000
Space Exploration Technologies$860,000
Finmeccanica SpA$775,000
Rockwell Collins Inc$599,055
Ball Corp$590,000
GenCorp Inc$540,000
Proxy Aviation$220,000
Sgt Inc$200,000
Cobham PLC$200,000
Aurora Flight Sciences$190,000
Kongsberg Gruppen$190,000
Meggitt PLC$180,000
Metals Affordability Initiative Assn$180,000
Triumph Group$160,000
Textron Inc$155,000
United Launch Alliance$120,000
Omega Air$120,000
Israel Aircraft Industries$120,000
Ducommun Inc$120,000
AAR Corp$110,000
Sigma Space Corp$110,000
Schafer Corp$100,000
Teledyne Technologies$80,000
Mustang Survival$80,000
Engineered Arresting Systems Corp$75,000
NextGen Aeronautics$70,000
Chemring Group$60,000
Mentis Sciences$50,000
Dynetics Inc$50,000
Circor International$40,000
Vision Systems International$40,000
Optical Alchemy$40,000
Airborne Tactical Advantage Co$35,000
Danaher Corp$30,000
Aerospace Filtration Systems$20,000
Analytical Graphics Inc$20,000
Arcata Assoc$20,000
Insitu Inc$20,000
Seemann Composites$17,000
Mission Technologies$10,000
CAE USA$10,000
Alabama Aircraft Industries$0
Advanced Concepts & Technologies Intl$0
IAI International$0
NOTE: All lobbying expenditures on this page come from the Senate Office of Public Records. Data for the most recent year was downloaded on October 31, 2012.
 credit the Center for Responsive Politics

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