General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a U.S. defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2008 it is the fifth largest defense contractor in the world. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. The company has four main business segments: Marine Systems, Combat Systems, Information Systems and Technology, and Aerospace. The company's former Fort Worth Division manufactured the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the most-produced Western jet fighter, but that subsidiary was sold to Lockheed in 1993. GD reentered the airframe business in 1999 with their purchase of Gulfstream Aerospace.
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- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's June 30, 2012 filing.
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers through 2011. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying On Behalf of General Dynamics
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Podesta Group $240,000 Prime Policy Group $210,000 C Baker Consulting $180,000 Potomac Advocates $150,000 FifeStrategies LLC $130,000 McBee Strategic Consulting $120,000 Williams & Jensen $120,000 Turner Pollard Strategies $120,000 Robison International $120,000 Ervin Technical Assoc $120,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Homeland Security,
- Law Enforcement & Crime,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Health Issues,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.3636 Science Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.3082 Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2010, Part II
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "General Dynamics" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
- Toggle 27 SBA Small Business Size Standards: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 2011
- Toggle 5 OSHA Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH), Notices and Meetings for 2011 2011
- Toggle 2 OFCCP Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and Subcontractors Regarding Protected Veterans 2011
- Toggle 2 DOT Gulfstream International Group, Inc. and VPAA Co. - Transfer of Commuter Air Carrier Authority 2011
- Toggle 1 FTC Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals 2011
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Institute of Makers of Explosives - Petition for Rulemaking 2011
- Toggle 1 FDA Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices; Public Workshop 2011
- Toggle 1 FTC Requests for Early Termination of Waiting Period under Premerger Notification Rules 2011
- Toggle 1 MMC Committee of Scientific Advisors on Marine Mammals; Nominations 2011
- Toggle 1 FTC Granting of Early Termination of Waiting Period Under Premerger Notification Rules 2011
Contractor Misconduct1 Instances
This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.
More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.
|Misconduct Type||Hired By||Incident||Year||Disposition||Penalty|
|Intellectual Property||None||DataTern v. Abbott Laboratories, et al. (Patent Infringement)||2011||Settlement||$0|
Advisory Committees3 people on 6 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "General Dynamics" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Defense 2 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee