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The Politics of Contracting - Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

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March 1, 2004

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) works mostly for the Department of Defense (DoD) doing systems integration, information technology, and outsourcing. It also is a contractor for the Department of Energy (DoE) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

www.csc.com 

Money Spent by Computer Sciences Corporation
to Influence Decisions and Secure Future Federal Contracts
1997 through 2004

YEAR

TOTAL
Campaign Contributions
INDIVIDUAL
Contributions
PAC
Contributions
SOFT MONEY**
Contributions
LOBBYING
Expenditures
CONTRACT AWARDS
(from U.S. Gov't)
2004
$60,775
$26,175
$34,600
$0
NCA
NCA
2003*
-
-
-
-
$680,000
$2,530,846,723

2002

$134,950
$38,450
$66,500
$30,000
$570,000
$4,090,770,000
2001*
-
-
-
-
$520,000
$1,630,391,000
2000
$143,030
$45,780
$95,250
$2,000
$540,000
$1,876,856,000
1999*
-
-
-
-
$400,000
$1,685,208,000
1998
$84,014
$4,014
$78,500
$1,500
$520,000
$1,235,297,000
1997*
-
-
-
-
$40,000
$1,106,297,000
TOTALS
$422,769
$114,419
$274,850
$33,500
$3,270,000
$14,155,665,723


*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 Computer Sciences Corporation
1997 through 2004
Ronald L. Dick, Former Deputy Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Infrastructure Protection Center (NPIC)
Howard D. Fisk, Former Member of the Advisory Council to the Federal Communications Commission, Former Member of the Steering Committee for Civil Justice Reform


Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Board Directors
for Computer Sciences Corporation
1997 through 2004
POGO could not identify any former senior government officials on this contractor's Board of Directors.

Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Registered Company Lobbyists
for Computer Sciences Corporation
1997 through 2004
Former Rep. Mel Levine (D-CA) (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher)

Firms Registered to Lobby for Computer Sciences Corporation
1997 through 2004
Alcade & Fay
Campbell Inc., John G.
Capitol Decisions
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
McGlotten & Jarvis
Van Scoyoc Associates

 

This photograph is of a man going through a revolving door.

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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