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The Politics of Contracting - Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)

March 1, 2004 


Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) is an employee-owned company specializing in information technology. Its networks, e-business solutions, and wireless solutions are utilized by the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 

Money Spent by Science Applications International Corporation
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 Executives
for Science Applications International Corporation
1997 through 2004
Robert M. Blitzer, Former Chief of Domestic Terrorism/Counterterrorism Planning Section of the National Security Division - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Maj. General John P. Casciano, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Member of the Defense Science Board, Former Director of the Air Force's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Office

John H. Clark, Former Member of the Defense Science Board, Former Program Manager of the Department of Defense, Former Head of the Army's Medical Logistics Systems

John Dyer, Former Chief Information Officer of the Social Security Administration

Joseph Leo, Former Chief Information Officer of the Department of Agriculture

Lt. General James M. Link, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command

Edward D. Martin, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Maj. General John S. Parker, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

George T. Singely, Former Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs

Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Board Directors
for Science Applications International Corporation
1997 through 2004
General Wayne A. Downing, U.S. Army (Ret.), Member of the National Security Council, Former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command
Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Director of Naval Intelligence, Former Vice Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Former Director of the National Security Agency, Former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Maj. General Jasper A. Welch, Jr., U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Member of the Defense Science Board, Former Defense Policy Coordinator for the National Security Council

Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Registered Company Lobbyists
for Science Applications International Corporation
1997 through 2004
Former Sen. Alan J. Dixon (D-IL) (Bryan Cave LLP)

Former Rep. William D. Lowery (R-CA) (Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez)

Former Rep. Joseph M. McDade (R-PA) (Ervin Technical Associates)

Former Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-PA) (Wexler Group)

Firms Registered to Lobby for Science Applications International Corporation
1997 through 2004
Birch, Horton, et al.
Bryan Cave LLP
Campbell Inc., John G.
Collins & Company
Conaway Group
Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez
Davis O'Connell Inc.
Defense Health Advisors Inc.
Dutko Group
Dykstra, James H.
Eads & Carter
Emanuel, Adam C.
Ervin Technical Associates
FBA Inc.
Fishbein & Associates
Haake & Associates
Health Care Policy Consultants
Hooper, Hooper, et al.
Hooper, Owen et al.
Huggins, James B.
Jamerson, George W.
Johnson Jr., George K. "Ken"
Kemper Company
Kerrigan & Associates
Leboeuf, Lamb et al.
Magliocchetti Associates, Paul
McBee Strategic Consulting
McBride Associates, Charlie
Mehl & Associates Inc.
Miller Associates, Denny
Murray Montgomery & O'Donnell
PMA Group
Ray Inc., Richard B.
Telcordia Technologies
Van Scoyoc Associates
Wexler Group


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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