Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is a Florida-based international communications equipment company that produces wireless equipment, electronic systems, and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the government, defense, and commercial sectors. It is also the largest private-sector employer in Brevard County, Florida (~6400 of 15000+ company-wide). The company was the parent of Intersil (Harris Semiconductor). Most of the numerous wireless start-ups in South Brevard County were founded and are staffed by former Harris Corporation engineers and technicians. The company's Digital Telephone Systems (DTS) division was sold to Teltronics.
Campaign Finance$4,661,720 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.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
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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 Harris Corp
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Harris Corp $31,695,269
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Aviation, Airlines & Airports,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Homeland Security,
- Government Issues,
- Health Issues,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2881 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 H.R.658 FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 H.R.3222 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2008 H.R.3074 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 S.1789 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 H.R.915 FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 H.R.5025 Mount Hood Stewardship Legacy Act
RegulationsMentioned in 244 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.
The tables show occurrences of "Harris Corp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 OSHA ERGONOMICS 2006
- Toggle 2 OSHA NOISE 2006
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Harris Corporation - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in Commerce of Non-Bulk Hazardous Materials Within the Same Facility Along Public Roads 2002
- Toggle 1 OSHA ERGONOMICS PROGRAM 2006
- Toggle 1 HHS Health Information Technology; HIT Policy Committee: Request for Comment Regarding the Stage 3 Definition of Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) 2012
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 8 PHMSA Harris Corporation - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in Commerce of Non-Bulk Hazardous Materials Within the Same Facility Along Public Roads 2002
- Toggle 6 EPA National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; The National Priorities List Revisions; Amendment; Proposed Rule, 63 FR 11340 (3/6/98) - Update #24 1998
- Toggle 6 EPA National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites, Update No. 33. 2000
- Toggle 6 EPA National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites, Update No. 34. 2000
- Toggle 6 EPA National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; The National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites; Proposed Rule 1999
- Toggle 6 EPA National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites; Proposed Rule Number 30 1999
- Toggle 5 EPA National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites: (Libby Asbestos, Libby, Montana and Omaha Lead, Omaha, Nebraska) 2002
- Toggle 5 EPA National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites, Final Rule Update No. 33 2002
- Toggle 5 EPA The National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites; Final Rule. 1999
- Toggle 5 EPA The National Priorities List for Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites; Proposed Rule 2000
Federal Spending2 grants; 1,321 contracts
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
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.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|Harris Corporation||2010||PROCUREMENT OF HF RADIOS IN SUPPORT OF M-ATV PROGRAM.||$228,109,069|
|Harris Corporation||2009||Federal Acquisition Service||A REQUIREMENT FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE AN/PRC-117G TACTICAL RADIO SYSTEM, INSTALLATION KITS (VEHICULAR & FIXED), SPARE PARTS & PERFORMANCE-BASED SERVICES||$165,310,562|
|Harris Corporation||2009||ACQUISITION OF AN.PRC-117 TACTICAL SATELLITE RADIO SYSTEMS. THIS RADIO SYSTEM WILL BE ACQUSIRED IN MANPACK, VEHICLULAR, AND DISMOUNTED VERSIONS.||$149,386,886|
|Harris Corporation||2009||THIS IS A DXA4 RATED DELIVERY ORDER IN SUPPORT OF THE MRAP PROGRAM. ACQUISITION OF AN/PRC-117F RADIO TACSAT RADIO SYSTEMS. THIS RADIO SYSTEM WILL BE ACQUIRED IN MANPACK, VEHICULAR, AND DISMOUNTED CONFIGURATIONS.||$131,142,598|
|Harris Corporation||2008||HF RADIO INSTALLATION KITS, INSTALLATION SERVICES, AND TRAINING SERVICES||$118,898,154|
|Harris Corporation||2008||MULTI-BAND RADIO (MBR)||$109,851,336|
|Harris Corporation||2010||AN/PRC-117F TACTICAL SATELITE (TACSAT) RADIO SYSTEMS||$101,101,739|
|Harris Corporation||2012||National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration||GOES-R PRIME GROUND SUPPORT INCREMENTAL FUNDING||$95,000,000|
|Harris Corporation||2010||National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration||THE CONTRACT IS FOR THE GOES-R GROUND SEGMENT ANTENNA SYSTEM. THE ANTENNA SYSTEM INCLUDES THE COMPONENTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE GOES-R SATELLITES IN ORDER TO CONTROL THE SATELLITES AND CAPTURE THE TELEMETRY AND SCIENCE DATA FROM THE GOES-R INSTRUMENTS.||$85,000,000|
Contractor Misconduct3 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|
|Government Contract Fraud||Homeland Security||Improperly Obtaining Information to Win a Government Contract||1995||Settlement||$1,600,000|
|Intellectual Property||None||Patent Infringement||2005||Settlement||$0|
|Labor||None||Boyd v. Harris Corporation (Workers' Compensation)||2003||Settlement||$0|
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 Resources - Abc Unified School District||Harris Corporation (+256 others)||2006||Casmalia, Ca||$4,346,984|
Advisory Committees3 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.
Table shows employees of "Harris Corp" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 1 person on 1 committee