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Project on Government Oversight




The Politics of Contracting - Lockheed Martin

June 29, 2004 


Lockheed Martin is a Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contractor that develops electronic systems, integrated systems, space systems, technology services, and aeronautics equipment. Lockheed Martin is currently under contract to produce the F/A-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the U.S. Air Force. Lockheed also manufactures the Hubble Space Telescope and Mars Odyssey.


Money Spent by Lockheed Martin
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 Lockheed Martin
1997 through 2004
Monty Bleger, Former Acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
Marvin L. Braman, Former Department of Defense Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Director of Defense Information
Joe Cipriano, Former Program Executive Officer for the Department of the Navy's Information Technology, Former Deputy Commander for Welfare Systems
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
Maj. General Bobby O. Floyd, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Thomas J. Jurkowsky, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Chief of Naval Information
David A. Kier, Former Deputy Director for the National Reconnaissance Office, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Air Force for Space
Lt. General Don Lionetti, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Chief of the Sergeant York Intensive Management Team
Captain Fred P. Moosally, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Navy Deputy Chief of Legislative Affairs
Randal E. Morger, Former Chief of Plans and Policy and Deputy Chief of Public Information at Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe, DOD Spokesman at the Pentagon
Alan Ptak, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense - POW/MIA Affairs
Rear Admiral Craig R. Quigley, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Public Affairs
Brigadier General Velma (Von) Richardson, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Network and Enterprise Technology Command, Former Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Signal Center, Former Deputy Commander and Director of Resources
Albert E. Smith, Former Member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Current Member of the Defense Science Board
Eleanor Spector, Former Department of Defense Director of Defense Procurement
Lt. Colonel William O. Schmieder, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Senior Officer in the U.S. Air Force, Former Senior Officer in the office of the Secretary of Defense

Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Board Directors for Lockheed Martin
1997 through 2004
E.C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr., Member of the Defense Science Board, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Norman R. Augustine, Former Member of the Defense Science Board, Former Undersecretary of the U.S. Army, Former Member of the Defense Policy Board
General Joseph W. Ralston, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Commander-in-Chief - U.S. European Command, Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe-NATO-Mons-Belgium, Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Robert W. RisCassi, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Former U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff, Former U.S. Army Commander in Chief-UN Command/Korea
Robert J. Stevens, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Former Member of the President's Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry
Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Chief of Naval Operations

Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Registered Company Lobbyists
for Lockheed Martin
1997 through 2004
Former Rep. Anthony Beryl (D-AR) (Winston & Strawn)
Former Sen. Birch Bayh (D-IN) (Venable, Baet, et al.)
Former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX), Former Secretary of the Treasury (Piper Rudnick)
Former Rep. James J. Blanchard (D-MI) (Verner, Liipfert, et al.)
Former Sen. Daniel R. Coats (R-IN), Former Member of the Defense Policy Board (Piper Rudnick)
Former Rep. Thomas J. Corcoran (R-IL), Former Member of the Defense Science Board (O'Connor & Hannan)
Former Rep. George Darden (D-GA) (Long, Aldridge & Norman)
Linda Daschle, Former Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (Baker, Donelson et al.)
Former Rep. Jack Edwards (R-AL) (Ervin Technical Associates)
Former Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA) (Clark & Weinstock)
Former Rep. Robert Garcia (D-NY), U.S. Army (Ret.) (Venable et al.)
William Inglee, Former Advisor to Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert
Former Sen. J. Bennett Johnston (D-LA) ( Johnston & Associates)
Former Rep. Gregory H. Laughlin (D-TX) (Patton Boggs)
Former Sen. Paul Laxalt (R-NV) (Paul Laxalt Group)
Former Rep. Mel Levine (D-CA) (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher)
Former Rep. Robert L. Livingston (R-LA) (Livingston Group)
Former Rep. Marilyn L. Lloyd (D-TN) (Marilyn L. Lloyd)
Former Sen. Harlan Mathews (D-TN) (Farris, Mathews et al.)
Former Sen. Mack F. Mattingly (R-GA) (Mack F. Mattingly)
Former Rep. David McCurdy (D-OK) (McCurdy Group)
Former Rep. Joseph McDade (R-PA) (Ervin Technical Associates)
Former Rep. Sonny Montgomery (D-MS) (Montgomery Group)

Former Rep. John L. Napier (R-SC) (Winston & Strawn)

Former Rep. Lewis F. Payne, Jr. (D-VA) (McGuire, Woods et al.)

Albert Randall, Former Assistant Chief Counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration (Baker, Donelson et al.)

Former Rep. Richard B. Ray (D-GA) (Richard B. Ray, Inc.)

Former Rep. Martin Russo (D-IL) (Cassidy & Associates)

Former Rep. Daniel Schaefer (R-CO) (Valis Associates)

Former Rep. Richard T. Schulze (R-PA) (Valis Associates)

Former Rep. James W. Symington (D-MO) (O'Connor & Hannan)

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

Former Rep. Vin Weber (R-MN) (Clark & Weinstock)

Former Rep. Charles Wilson (D-TX) (Palmetto Group)
Theresa M. Youngblood, Former Assistant to Undersecretary of Commerce for Export Administration (Piper Rudnick)

Firms Registered to Lobby for Lockheed Martin
1997 through 2004
AB Management Associates
Alpine Group
Alvarado & Gerken
American Continental Group
American Systems International
Anderson & Baker
Anthony, Beryl F. Jr.
Baker, Donelson et al.
Balzano Associates
Barbour, Griffith & Rogers
Barrett Jr., Michael F.
Birch, Horton et al.
BKSH & Associates
Boland & Madigan
Brachman, Marshall A.
Capital Concepts
Cassidy & Associates
Chesapeake Enterprises
Clark & Weinstock
Collins & Company
Conaway Group
Covington & Burling
Crowell & Moring
Curtin, Law Offices of Kevin G.
Richard C. D'Amato
DAP & Associates
Davis O'Connell Inc.
Dean, Donald K.
Dewey Ballantine
Duberstein Group
Eads & Carter
Edington Peel & Associates
Edington Wade & Assoc. Inc.
Emanual, Adam C.
EOP Group
Ervin Technical Association
Farris, Mathews et al.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
LeMunyon & Associates, Glenn B.
Global USA Inc.
Greenberg, Traurig et al.
Griffin, Johnson et al.
Heidepriem & Mager Inc.
Hooper, Hooper et al.
Hooper, Owen et al.
Hurt, Norton & Associates, Inc.
Johnson Company
Johnson, Karen A.
Johnson, Smith et al.
Johnston & Associates
Jones, Walker et al.
Kemper Company
King & Spalding
Laxalt Group, Paul
Lemunyon Group
Leonard & Company
Lipsen, Zel E.
Livingston Group
Lloyd, Marilyn L.
Loeffler, Jonas & Tuggey
Magliocchetti Associates, Paul
Mattingly, Mack F.
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
McCurdy Group
McGuire, Woods et al.
McKenna Long & Aldridge
McMahon, John N.
Mercury Group
Miller, Grant
Montgomery Group
O'Conner & Hannan

O'Melveny & Myers
Orion Strategies
Palmetto Group
Patton Boggs
Piper Rudnick
PMA Group
Podesta Mattoon
Poitevent, Carreret & Denegre
Preston, Ralph Samuel
Privatization Strategies
Public Strategies Washington Inc.
R. Duffy Wall & Associates
Ray Inc., Richard B.
Robison International
Rooney Group International Inc.
Rose, Peter J.
Ryan, Phillips et al.
Shelley Jr., Zack H.
Simon Strategies
Skadden, Arps et al.
Spectrum Group
Tate LeMunyon
Timmons & Company
United Space Alliance
Valis Associates
Van Fleet-Meredith Group
Van Scoyoc Associates
Venable, Baet et al.
Verner, Liipfert et al.
Walter Group
Washington Council Ernst & Young
Wexler & Walker
Whitner, Richard C.
Wilson Associates
Winston & Strawn
Wunder, Knight et al.


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

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