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.
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q4 2012. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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Lobbying on Behalf of General Atomics
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount General Atomics $4,500,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Homeland Security,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Science & Technology
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3800 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011 S.3454 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3607 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.2647 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 H.R.4899 Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 H.R.3326 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 S.1390 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 S.3635 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2011 S.3280 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Registrant Summary Feb. 25, 2013 Baker, Donelson et al Assist the company in issues concerning export of mission critical ISR capabilities. View registration
RegulationsMentioned in 16 dockets
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The tables show occurrences of "General Atomics" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 4 EPA RFS Annual Rulemaking 2010
- Toggle 2 NRC Notice of Acceptance for Docketing and Opportunity for Hearing on the Application Regarding Renewal of Facility Operating License and Order Imposing Procedures for Access to Safeguards Information and Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information 2010
- Toggle 1 EPA Source Specific SIP Revision for SCAQMD's portion of the CA Implementation Plan for the CPV Sentinel Energy Project AB 1318 Tracking System, submitted September 10, 2010. 2010
- Toggle 1 EPA Supplemental Guidance for SIP Submissions to Meet the Requirements for Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA for the SO2 NAAQS 2010
- Toggle 1 DOE Rulemaking to Amend 10 CFR Part 1021: National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures 2010
- Toggle 1 NRC Application Regarding Renewal of Facility Operating License for University of California Irvine Nuclear Reactor Facility 2010
- Toggle 1 EPA Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of Nevada; Approval of PM-10 Maintenance Plan for Truckee Meadows; Redesignation of Truckee Meadows to Attainment for the PM-10 Standard 2010
- Toggle 1 EPA Clean Air Transport Rule 2009
- Toggle 1 NRC Safeguarding Shipments of Spent Fuel 2009
- Toggle 1 NRC FY 2010 Fee Rule 2009
|2010||$5,000,000||General Atomics: Holloman High Speed Test Track|
|2010||$3,840,000||General Atomics: Sewage-Derived Biofuels Project|
|2010||$3,520,000||General Atomics: Hawaii Microalgae Biofuel Project|
Portable Sensor for Toxic Gas Detection
|2010||$1,600,000||General Atomics: Military Waste-to-Energy Project using the Hydro-Thermal Energy Conversion (Hy-TEC) Process|
|2010||$1,600,000||Texas A&M AgriLIFE Research Center General Atomics: Strategic Biofuels Supply System|
|2010||$1,200,000||General Atomics: Surveillance Augmentation Vehicle|
Federal Spending7 grants; 85 contracts
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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.
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|General Atomics||2010||INCREMENTAL FUNDING||$201,414,100|
|General Atomics||2009||CVN 78 PRODUCTION EMALS||$65,000,000|
|General Atomics||2009||EMALS SHIP SET FUNDING||$39,109,400|
|General Atomics||2010||INCREMENTAL FUNDING MOD||$32,184,000|
|General Atomics||2009||FY09 INCREMENTAL FUNDING||$27,545,000|
|General Atomics||2010||FY10 INCREMENTAL FUNDING PROVIDED||$25,400,000|
|General Atomics||2009||PHASE I - ALGAL-DERIVED JP-8 SURROGATE||$19,946,886|
|General Atomics||2010||PHASE II - ALGAL-DERIVED JP-8 SURROGATE OPTION EXERCISE||$15,000,000|
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 Committees5 people on 4 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.
Table shows employees of "General Atomics" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Energy 3 people on 2 committees
- Toggle National Science Foundation 2 people on 2 committees