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Project on Government Oversight




The Politics of Contracting - Honeywell International

March 1, 2004 


(Note: In 1999, Honeywell acquired Allied Signal.)

Honeywell International is a Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DoE) contractor that manufactures and researches aerospace products and services, control technologies for buildings, automotive products, power generation systems, specialty chemicals, fibers, plastics, and advanced materials.

Money Spent by Honeywell International
to Influence Decisions and Secure Future Federal Contracts
1997 through 2004


Campaign Contributions
(from U.S. Gov't)



*Campaign contributions are reported in two-year cycles.
** In 2002, McCain-Feingold (the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act) banned soft money contributions. The United States Supreme Court upheld the soft money ban in 2003.
NCA means Not Currently Available.

Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Company Executive for Honeywell International
1997 through 2004
Lt. General Joseph E. DeFrancisco, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Chief of Army War Plans, Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Army, Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff - U.S. Pacific Command

Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Board Directors
for Honeywell International
1997 through 2004
Vice Admiral Albert Baciocco, Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Director of the Department of Navy Research and Technology Enterprise
William H. Donaldson, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Former Undersecretary of State
General Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Commander of U.S. Army Forces - Europe, Former Commander of the NATO Peace Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Former U.S. Army Chief-of-Staff

Senior Government Official
Turned Current & Former Registered Company Lobbyists
for Honeywell International
1997 through 2004
Former Rep. Richard T. Schulze (R-PA) (Valis Associates)

Firms Registered to Lobby for Honeywell International
1997 through 2004
Baker C. Consulting
BKSH & Associates
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Miller Associates, Denny
Robison International
Valis Associates
Van Scoyoc Associates


POGO's list of the top 20 government contractors for FY 2002 was compiled by Government Executive magazine (Vol. 35, No. 12, August 2003, p. 24). The dollars for total, individual, political action committee, and soft money contributions, as of December 1, 2003, were provided by the Center for Responsive Politics. Lobbying expenditures were compiled by POGO from information obtained from Political Money Line and the Center for Responsive Politics. Contract award dollars from FY 1997 through FY 2002 were compiled by Government Executive magazine. In February 2004, DOD listed its top 100 contractors in FY 2003 and we provided those DOD contract award figures for completeness.

For more information about the revolving door between the government and federal contractors and about campaign contributions and lobbying expenditures, please see POGO's report "The Politics of Contracting." For more detailed information regarding misconduct by the government's top contractors, see POGO's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and POGO's report Federal Contractor Misconduct: Failures of the Suspension and Debarment System

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO's investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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