L-3 Communications

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LLL) is a company that supplies command and control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems and products, avionics, ocean products, training devices and services, instrumentation, space, and navigation products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, NASA, aerospace contractors and commercial telecommunications and wireless customers.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$3,287,107 Given
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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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

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

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View all campaign finance data for L-3 Communications Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$40,011,077 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.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of L-3 Communications

View all lobbying data for L-3 Communications Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 126 dockets; Submitted to 29 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 "L-3 Communications" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$50,280,000 Received
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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
2008 $15,200,000 L-3 Communications: Land Attack Technology -- Affordable Weapon System
2008 $5,040,000 L-3 Communications: Airborne Reconnaissance Systems -- EP-3E Environmental Cooling System Upgrade
2008 $4,000,000 L-3 Communications: Training Devices -- Praetorian
2010 $3,200,000 L-3 Communications: Heavy Fuel Engine Family for Unmanned Systems
2008 $3,200,000 L-3 Communications: Standard Boats -- Digital Deployed Training Campus (DDTC) for the Air National Guard
2010 $3,040,000 L-3 Communications: Deployable Command and Control Vehicle
2010 $2,500,000 L-3 Communications: Omni Directional Relay and Conformal Antenna
2010 $2,400,000 L-3 Communications: Senior Scout Communications Intelligence (COMINT) Capability Upgrade
2008 $2,400,000 L-3 Communications: Manned Reconnaissance Systems -- Rivet Joint Network Interface Growth
2010 $2,000,000 L-3 Communications: Laser Marksmanship Training System
View all earmarks data for L-3 Communications

Federal Spending

2,429 contracts
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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.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

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.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2011 EXERCISE OPTION 1 TO EXTEND PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE THROUGH 31 JAN 2012 $114,158,600
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2012 EXCERCISE ISR SERVICE OPTION II $87,880,000
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2009 MIGRATED DATA VALUE UNKNOWN $86,399,095
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2012 ACAT III, BIG SAFARI, LIBERTY, CLS DEFINITIZATION $82,786,578
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2013 ACAT III BIG SAFARI; PROJECT LIBERTY CLS V $80,000,000
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2013 ACAT III, BIG SAFARI, JAVA MAN III OPTION EXERCISE $79,500,000
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2012 Transportation Security Administration L-3 COMMUNICATIONS HSTS04-11-R-CT3006 $72,103,493
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2012 MODIFICATION TO THE ARMY C-12/RC-12/UC-35 LIFE CYCLE CONTRACTOR SUPPORT (LCCS) CONTRACT. THIS MODIFICATION EXERCISES OPTION 2 OF THE CONTRACT, PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE 1 FEBRUARY 2012 THROUGH 31 JANUARY 2013, OBLIGATES FUNDS FOR FY12, AND UPDATES CLAUSES FOR THEATER BUSINESS CLEARANCE. $69,277,000
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2011 ACAT III; BIG SAFARI, JMIII OPTION EXERCISE $64,047,580
contract
L-3 Communications Corporation 2009 THIS REQUIREMENT IS FOR MANUFACTURING, TESTING, AND DELIVERY OF SRQ-4 (KU) RADIO TERMINAL SETS (RTSS) FOR SHIP SMALL SURFACE COMBATANTS AND ARQ-58 RTS FOR THE MH-60R AIRCRAFT. $59,805,804
View all grant & loan data for L-3 Communications View all contract data for L-3 Communications Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

14 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.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Intellectual Property None Misappropriation of Proprietary P-3 Aircraft Data 2009 Judgment Against Defendant $37,280,000
Human Rights Defense - General Abu Ghraib Prisoner Mistreatment 2012 Settlement $5,280,000
Government Contract Fraud Defense - Army Overbilling on Helicopter Maintenance Contract in Iraq 2008 Settlement $4,000,000
Government Contract Fraud Defense - Army Fraudulent Overbilling on IT Support Services Contracts 2009 Settlement $1,933,080
Ethics Defense - Air Force Air Force Suspension 2010 Suspend/Debar - Company $333,000
Government Contract Fraud Defense - Army False Claims (Iraq Reconstruction) 2007 Restitution $31,985
Consumer Affairs None Wilhite, et al. v. L-3 Communications (Fraud) 2011 Pending $0
Intellectual Property None Kostolich et al v. L-3 Communications (Breach of Contract) 2011 Pending $0
Import/Export Defense - General U.S. v. Liu (Unauthorized Export of Military Articles) 2011 Found Guilty $0
Human Rights None Genocide Victims of Krajina v. L-3 Communications 2010 Pending $0
Other Defense - Army Court Martial of a Civilian Contractor 2008 Pleaded Guilty $0
Other None Bonn v. L-3 Communications Corp. (Naval Air Training Crash) 2008 Pending $0
Ethics International Bribery (Baghdad, Iraq) 2007 Suspend/Debar - Employee $0
Poor Contract Performance Defense - General Defective Radio Parts 2005 Pending $0
View all contractor misconduct data for L-3 Communications Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

1 Enforcement Actions
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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.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Casmalia Resources - Abc Unified School District L3 Communication Corporation (+256 others) 2006 Casmalia, Ca $4,346,984
View all EPA violations data for L-3 Communications Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

44 people on 18 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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "L-3 Communications" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 30 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 7 people on 9 committees
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle National Archives and Records Administration 2 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Labor 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for L-3 Communications