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The Politics of Contracting - Boeing

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June 29, 2004

The Boeing Company is a provider of military aircrafts for the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as a contractor for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) supplying satellites and rockets. Boeing is currently under contract to manufacture the B-52 Stratofortress, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, V-22 Osprey, Future Combat System, and Air Force One for the Department of Defense.

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Money Spent by Boeing
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

$647,630
$143,300
$504,330
$0
NCA
NCA
2003*
-
-
-
-
$8,140,000
$17,339,688,858
2002
$1,816,702
$245,747
$870,473
$700,482
$8,260,000
$19,569,810,000
2001*
-
-
-
-
$7,338,310
$16,059,826,000
2000
$1,955,123
$370,199
$756,426
$828,498
$7,840,000
$14,660,730,000
1999*
-
-
-
-
$8,200,000
$14,217,112,000
1998
$1,656,788
$260,863
$866,425
$529,500
$8,440,000
$14,265,948,000
1997*
-
-
-
-
$10,080,000
$14,111,208,000
TOTALS
$6,076,243
$1,020,109
$2,997,654
$2,058,480
$58,298,310
$110,224,322,858


*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 Boeing
1997 through 2004
Gale Andrews, Former Communication Specialist with the White House Support Staff
Rudy F. de Leon, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, Former Staff Director of the House Armed Services Committee, Former Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense Les Aspin
Darlene Druyun, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Air Force Acquisition and Management
James W. Evatt, Former Special Assistant for B-1B-DCS Research, Development & Acquisition of the Pentagon, Former Member of the Defense Science Board
General Richard D. Hearney, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Former Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
Tod R. Hullin, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense-Public Affairs
Vice Admiral John A. Lockard, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Program Manager for Navy F/A-18, Program Executive Officer For Tactical Aircraft Programs, Commander of Naval Air Space Systems Command
Maj. General Timothy P. Malishenko, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting - Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
Lt. General George K. Muellner, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Former Member of the Defense Science Board, Former Principal Deputy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
Alan R. Mulally, Member of the NASA Advisory Board, Member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
Thomas R. Pickering, Sr., Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs


Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Board Directors for Boeing
1997 through 2004
Kenneth M. Duberstein, Former White House Chief of Staff
William J. Perry, Former Member of the Defense Science Board, Former Secretary of Defense
Rozanne L. Ridgway, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Canada
General John M. Shalikashvili, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Senior Government Officials
Turned Current & Former Registered Company Lobbyists for Boeing
1997 through 2004
Nicholas E. Calio, Former Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs (O'Brien & Calio)

Former Rep. Rod Chandler (R-WA) (Downey McGrath Group)

Linda Daschle, Former Deputy Administrator-FAA (Baker, Donelson et al.)

Rudy F. de Leon, Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Former Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness, Former Staff Director of the House Armed Services Committee, Former Special Assistant to Secretary of Defense Les Aspin

Former Rep. Thomas J. Downey (D-NY) (Downey McGrath Group)

Stuart E. Eizenstat, Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, Former Chief White House Domestic Policy Advisor, Former Undersecretary of Commerce, Former Undersecretary of State (Covington & Burling)

Former Rep. Daniel R. Glickman (D-KS), Former Secretary of Agriculture (Akin, Gump et al.)

Former Sen. J. Bennett Johnston (D-LA) (Johnston & Associates)

Former Rep. Michael J. Kopetski (D-OR) (Michael J. Kopetski)

Former Rep. Mel Levine (D-CA) (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher)

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

Former Rep. Raymond J. McGrath (R-NY) (Downey McGrath Group)

Former Rep. Bill Paxon (R-NY) (Akin, Gump, et al.)

Albert Randall, Former Assistant Chief Counsel-FAA (Baker Donelson et al.)

Former Rep. Toby Roth (R-WI) (Roth Group)

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

Former Rep. Vin Weber (R-MN) (Clark & Weinstock)
Christopher A. Williams, Member of the Defense Policy Board, Former Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Former Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Executive Secretary of the U.S. Negotiation Group on Space Arms, Executive Secretary of the Special Independent Review of the Strategic Defense Initiative Program (Johnston & Associates)

Firms Registered to Lobby for Boeing
1997 through 2004
Akin, Gump, et al.
American Defense International
APCO Worldwide
Ashmore & Associates
Baker, Donelson et al.
Balzano Associates
Bergner, Bockorny et al.
Boland & Madigan
Bryan Cave LLP
Cambridge International Inc.
Cassidy & Associates
Clark & Weinstock
Collins & Company
Copeland, Lowery & Jacquez
Covington & Burling
Downey McGrath Group
EOP Group
Franzel, Brent S.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Higgins, McGovern, et al.
Hill & Knowlton
Jackson, Alvin B.
Johnston & Associates
Kerr, Gordon
Kimmitt, Joseph S.
Kopetski, Michael J.
Legislative Strategies
Magliocchetti Associates, Paul
Mayer, Brown et al.
McBee Strategic Consulting
Miller Associates, Denny
Miller & Chevalier
O'Brien Calio
O'Connor & Hannan
Patton Boggs
Paw & Associates
PMA Group
Potomac Strategies & Analysis
Rasp Inc.
Rhoads Maguire Group
Robison International
Rooney Group International Inc.
Roth Group
Ryan & Associates
Shaw, Pittman et al.
Staats Falkenberg & Partners
Timmons & Company
Van Scoyoc Associates
Verner, Liipfert et al.
Washington Group
Weaver Jr., Paul A.
Willard Group
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering

 

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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