General Atomics is a nuclear physics and defense contractor headquartered in San Diego, California. General Atomics’ research into fission and fusion matured into competencies in related technologies, allowing the company to expand into other fields of research. General Atomics develops systems ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely operated surveillance aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.
Campaign Finance$6,180,837 Given
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Lobbying on Behalf of General Atomics
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount General Atomics $28,620,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Homeland Security,
- Science & Technology,
- Government Issues,
- Environment & Superfund
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2055 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2354 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2647 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 H.R.1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 H.R.2638 Border Infrastructure and Technology Modernizat H.R.3671 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 H.R.5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
RegulationsMentioned in 155 dockets
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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.
The tables show occurrences of "General Atomics" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 8 NRC Requirements for Fingerprinting for Criminal History Record Checks of Individuals Granted Unescorted Access to Research and Test Reactors 2008
- Toggle 7 EPA Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Airport Deicing Category 2004
- Toggle 5 EPA Public Health and Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada 2001
- Toggle 5 WCPO Recently Posted WCPO Rules and Notices. 2006
- Toggle 4 PHMSA General Atomics - Exemption - Transportation of specially designed device containing limited quantities of hazardous materials 2000
- Toggle 4 EPA RFS Annual Rulemaking 2010
- Toggle 4 EPA Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Renewable Fuel Program 2005
- Toggle 4 EPA Subpart W-National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings 2008
- Toggle 3 EPA Annual Standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program 2012
- Toggle 3 EERE Energy Conservation Program for Certain Commercial and Industrial Equipment: Public Meeting and Availability of the Framework Document for Commercial and Industrial Electric Motors 2010
|2010||$5,000,000||General Atomics: Holloman High Speed Test Track|
|2008||$4,000,000||General Atomics: Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) (MIP) -- Warrior Block 0 All-Weather, Hi-Fidelity Sensor Upgrades|
|2010||$3,840,000||General Atomics: Sewage-Derived Biofuels Project|
|2010||$3,520,000||General Atomics: Hawaii Microalgae Biofuel Project|
Explosives Demilitarization Technology -- Sierra Army Depot Cryofracture/Plasma Arc Transportable System
Portable Sensor for Toxic Gas Detection
|2008||$1,650,000||General Atomics West Central Cooperative: Environmental Quality Technology -- Battlefield Plastic Biodiesel|
|2010||$1,600,000||Texas A&M AgriLIFE Research Center General Atomics: Strategic Biofuels Supply System|
|2010||$1,600,000||General Atomics: Military Waste-to-Energy Project using the Hydro-Thermal Energy Conversion (Hy-TEC) Process|
Federal Spending39 grants; 519 contracts
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|General Atomics||2010||INCREMENTAL FUNDING||$201,414,100|
|General Atomics||2011||INCREMENTAL FUNDING.||$131,568,589|
|General Atomics||2012||INCREMENTAL FUNDING||$98,400,000|
|General Atomics||2013||INCREMENTAL FUNDING||$84,300,000|
|General Atomics||2009||CVN 78 PRODUCTION EMALS||$65,000,000|
|General Atomics||2007||ELECTOMAGNETIC AIRCRAFT LAUNCH SYSTEM (EMALS)||$48,082,029|
|General Atomics||2009||EMALS SHIP SET FUNDING||$39,109,400|
|General Atomics||2010||INCREMENTAL FUNDING MOD||$32,184,000|
Contractor Misconduct1 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.
|Misconduct Type||Hired By||Incident||Year||Disposition||Penalty|
|Non-governmental Contract Fraud||Non-Governmental||Banks v. General Atomics (Breach of Contract)||2011||Judgment Against Defendant||$8,700,000|
EPA Violations1 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.
|Casmalia Superfund Site De Minimis Settlement 99-02(C)(Supp)(2)||General Atomics (+34 others)||2009||Casmalia, Ca||$1,250,000|
Advisory Committees11 people on 8 committees
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Table shows employees of "General Atomics" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Energy 7 people on 3 committees
- Toggle National Science Foundation 5 people on 5 committees