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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Campaign Finance

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  • 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.

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Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2010 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $1,757,747
    Total Spent:
    $1,700,279
    Cash on Hand:
    $264,424
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

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  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
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View all campaign finance data for General Dynamics Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$21,163,664 Spent
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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.

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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
    • Defense,
    • Fed Budget & Appropriations,
    • Homeland Security,
    • Law Enforcement & Crime,
    • Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
    • Health Issues,
    • Taxes,
    • Transportation,
    • Aerospace,
    • 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
    H.R.2647 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
    S.3800 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011
    H.R.3326 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010
    S.1390 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
    H.R.915 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009
    H.R.2346 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009
    H.R.2701 Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
    H.R.2892 Homeland Security and and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
  • Recent Lobbying Contracts
    Date Registrant Summary
    May 15, 2014 Alignment Government Strategies general representation related to defense policy and related production issues View registration
View all lobbying data for General Dynamics Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 81 dockets; Submitted to 2 dockets
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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 "General Dynamics" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$7,600,000 Received
Information

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 $3,600,000 General Dynamics: Joint Tactical Radio System Handheld Manpack Small Form Factor Radio System
2010 $2,400,000 General Dynamics: Air Drop Mortar Guided Munitions for the Tactical UAV
2010 $1,600,000 General Dynamics: Rapid Response Force Projection Systems
View all earmarks data for General Dynamics

Contractor Misconduct

4 Instances
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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
View all contractor misconduct data for General Dynamics Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

Advisory Committees

14 people on 12 committees
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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.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • 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
View all advisory committee data for General Dynamics