General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is a U.S. defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2008 it is the fifth largest defense contractor in the world. The company has changed markedly in the post-Cold War era of defense consolidation. The company has four main business segments: Marine Systems, Combat Systems, Information Systems and Technology, and Aerospace. The company's former Fort Worth Division manufactured the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the most-produced Western jet fighter, but that subsidiary was sold to Lockheed in 1993. GD reentered the airframe business in 1999 with their purchase of Gulfstream Aerospace.
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Lobbying on Behalf of General Dynamics
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount General Dynamics $21,003,664
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Homeland Security,
- Law Enforcement & Crime,
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Health Issues,
- Energy & Nuclear Power
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3454 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3800 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.915 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 H.R.2647 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 H.R.3326 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 S.1390 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 H.R.4899 Disaster Relief and Summer Jobs Act of 2010 S.3636 Science Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.2346 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 75 dockets; Submitted to 2 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.
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The tables show occurrences of "General Dynamics" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 14 EPA National Priorities List, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; General Dynamics Longwood 2009
- Toggle 12 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks; Group I Polymers and Resins; Marine Tank Vessel Loading Operations; Pharmaceuticals Production; The Printing and Publishing Industry; and Steel Pickling--HCl Process Facilities and Hydrochloric Acid Regeneration Plants 2010
- Toggle 8 OSHA Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Notice of Meetings and Activities 2010 2010
- Toggle 5 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant Emissions: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating) Operations; Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations 2010
- Toggle 3 DOT Notice of Order Soliciting Community Proposals 2009
- Toggle 3 DOT Supplemental Discretionary Grants for Capital Investments in Surface Transportation Infrastructure 2009
- Toggle 3 OSHA Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica 2010
- Toggle 3 EPA Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters 2009
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Phoenix Air Group, Inc. - Permit to Transport Hazardous Materials (Modification) 2010
- Toggle 2 EPA San Joaquin Valley 2008 PM2.5 Plan 2010
Joint Tactical Radio System Handheld Manpack Small Form Factor Radio System
Air Drop Mortar Guided Munitions for the Tactical UAV
Rapid Response Force Projection Systems
Contractor Misconduct4 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|
|Labor||None||Will v. General Dynamics (401(k) Fiduciary Lawsuit)||2010||Settlement||$15,150,000|
|Environment||None||Pantano Wash Hazardous Waste Disposal Settlement||2010||Settlement||$150,750|
|Environment||None||Red Lion, PA Facility RCRA Violations||2010||Settlement||$38,500|
|Environment||None||NASSCO Clean Air Act Lawsuit||2010||Pending||$0|
Advisory Committees14 people on 12 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 Dynamics" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Transportation 7 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Defense 2 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle National Archives and Records Administration 1 person on 1 committee