Alliant Techsystems

Alliant Techsystems Inc., most commonly known by its ticker symbol, NYSE: ATK, is one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the United States with more than 18,000 employees in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally, and 2010 revenues in excess of an estimated US$4.8 billion. The company headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Campaign Finance

$3,027,782 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse
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$20,720,000 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Alliant Techsystems

View all lobbying data for Alliant Techsystems Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 346 dockets; Submitted to 14 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Alliant Techsystems" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.


$28,900,000 Received

Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $9,600,000 Alliant Techsystems: Automated Composite Technologies and Manufacturing Center
2010 $4,000,000 Alliant Techsystems: AN/AARJ)7B(V)X Missile Warning System
2008 $3,500,000 Alliant Techsystems: Harm Improvement -- Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM)
2010 $3,200,000 Alliant Techsystems: Mortar Anti-Personnel / Anti-MaterielTechnology
2008 $3,200,000 Alliant Techsystems: Other Aircraft -- RC-26B Modernization Program
2010 $1,600,000 ATK CCI Speer (Risch) Alliant Techsystems: 5.56mm Aluminum Cartridge Case
2010 $1,600,000 Alliant Techsystems: Multi-Mode Propulsion Phase HA: High Performance Green Propellant
2010 $1,200,000 Alliant Techsystems: Automated Processing of Advanced Low Observabies (RAPALO)
2008 $1,000,000 Alliant Techsystems: Special Operations Technology Development -- Pulsed Energy Projectile (PEP)
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Federal Spending

898 contracts

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
Alliant Techsystems Inc. 2009 SMALL CALIBER AMMUNITION (5.56MM, 7.62MM, CAL .22, CAL. 30, CAL .45, CAL .50) $360,427,641
Alliant Techsystems Inc 2005 $231,330,520
Alliant Techsystems Inc 2007 SMALL CALIBER AMMUNITION $207,452,342
Alliant Techsystems Inc. 2010 5.56 OBLIGATIONS $183,552,498
Alliant Techsystems Inc. 2011 5.56MM ENHANCED PERFORMANCE ROUND FY11 AWARD TO ATK AT LCAAP. $160,240,850
Alliant Techsystems Inc 2006 $155,645,317
Alliant Techsystems Inc 2006 $133,652,235
Alliant Techsystems Inc. 2011 AWARD OF .50 CAL REQUIREMENTS. $130,055,572
Alliant Techsystems Inc 2000 $104,015,953
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Contractor Misconduct

4 Instances

This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.

More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Government Contract Fraud Defense - General U.S. ex rel. Dye v. ATK Launch Systems (Defective Battlefield Flares) 2012 Settlement $36,967,160
Antitrust Non-Governmental National Metal Technologies, Inc. v. Alliant Techsystems Inc. (Antitrust and Breach of Contract) 2005 Settlement $6,000,000
Cost/Labor Mischarge Defense - Navy Pratt v. Alliant Techsystems, Inc. and Hercules, Inc. (Overcharging the Government) 1998 Settlement $2,250,000
Government Contract Fraud Defense - Army Failure to Provide Accurate Cost and Pricing Data to Army 2000 Settlement $1,316,532
View all contractor misconduct data for Alliant Techsystems Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

4 Enforcement Actions

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Highway 89 Storage Units ATK Launch Systems 2009 Perry, Ut $2,496,398
Alliant Techsystems Inc. Alliant Techsystems Inc. 2004 Rockaway, Nj $2,000,000
Chemical Commodities; Ashland Alliant Techsystems Inc As The Successor To Cordan (+9 others) 2009 Olathe, Ks $14,377,138
Alliant Techsystems Inc. Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) (+2 others) 2004 Rockaway Township, Nj $2,011,866
View all EPA violations data for Alliant Techsystems Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

1 person on 1 committee

Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Alliant Techsystems" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee
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