DRS Technologies

Parent Organization: Finmeccanica SpA

DRS Technologies, Inc. (DRS) is a US-based defense contractor. Previously traded on the NYSE, the company was purchased by the Italian firm Finmeccanica in October 2008.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$3,968,744 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 http://followthemoney.org/
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View all campaign finance data for DRS Technologies Sources: OpenSecrets.org


$26,355,000 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 DRS Technologies

View all lobbying data for DRS Technologies Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org


Mentioned in 38 dockets; Submitted to 5 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. 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 Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "DRS Technologies" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.


$16,400,000 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 $4,000,000 DRS Technologies: Reduced Manning Situational Awareness
2008 $4,000,000 DRS Technologies: RF Systems Advanced Technology -- C-Band Active Array Radar System
2008 $2,400,000 DRS Technologies: F/A-18 Squadrons -- Airborne Tactical Server
2008 $1,600,000 DRS Technologies: Radar Support -- AN/SPS -67 Back Fit Engineering Support
2008 $1,600,000 DRS Technologies: Night Vision Technology -- Next Generation FPA Development
2008 $1,000,000 DRS Technologies: Ship Concept Advanced Design -- SCOUT Mk3
2008 $1,000,000 DRS Sustainment Systems Inc. DRS Technologies: Collective Protection -- Chemical Biological Protective Shelter (CBPS)
2010 $800,000 DRS Technologies: Intelligence Broadcast Receiver for AFSOC MC-130
View all earmarks data for DRS Technologies

Contractor Misconduct

6 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
Intellectual Property None Miltope Corp. v. DRS Technologies (Trademark Infringement) 2005 Settlement $7,500,000
Government Contract Fraud Defense - Army Improper Reporting of Test Results 2002 Pleaded Guilty $2,500,000
Labor Defense - General Albert v. DRS Technologies (Gender Discrimination and Retaliation) 2010 Pending $0
Labor None McGinty v. DRS Technologies (Age Discrimination) 2010 Pending $0
Labor None Barot v. DRS Technologies (Ethnic/Racial Discrimination) 2008 Settlement $0
Labor None Grace v. DRS Sensors & Targeting Systems (Racial Discrimination) 2007 Settlement $0
View all contractor misconduct data for DRS Technologies Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

Advisory Committees

7 people on 3 committees

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 "DRS Technologies" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 5 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for DRS Technologies