Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an American aerospace and defense technology company formed by the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company was the fourth-largest defense contractor in the world as of 2010, and the largest builder of naval vessels. Northrop Grumman employs over 122,000 people worldwide. Its 2007 annual revenue is reported at US$32 billion. Northrop Grumman ranks #61 on the 2010 Fortune 500 list of U.S. industrial companies. It is headquartered in the Century City area of Los Angeles, California.

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Campaign Finance

$21,454,290 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.
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federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
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$220,283,373 Spent

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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covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Northrop Grumman

View all lobbying data for Northrop Grumman Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker


Mentioned in 733 dockets; Submitted to 48 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from 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 For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Northrop Grumman" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.


$70,360,000 Received

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 $10,000,000 Northrop Grumman: Information Technology Development -- SPAWAR System Center ITC
2010 $9,600,000 Northrop Grumman: B-2 Advanced Tactical Data Link
2010 $6,800,000 Northrop Grumman: MQ-8B Fire Scout Army
2008 $5,500,000 Northrop Grumman Defense Microelectronics Activity: Ballistic Missile Defense Technology -- Advanced Surface Radar Technologies (ASuRT)
2008 $4,800,000 Northrop Grumman: Aviation Life Support; Intercontinental Ballistic Missile -- Conventional Strike Missiles Capability Demonstration
2008 $4,800,000 Northrop Grumman: SPQ-9B Radar -- AN/SPQ-9B Radar for DDG 51 Modernization Program
2010 $4,500,000 Northrop Grumman: High Energy User System Test Facility- HELSTF/HELTD
2008 $4,000,000 Northrop Grumman Conemaugh Health Systems: Medical Technology -- Military Interoperable Digital Hospital Testbed
2008 $4,000,000 Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems: Combat Training Ranges -- Air National Guard (ANG) Joint Threat Emitter (JTE) Savannah Combat Readiness Training Centers (CRTC)
2010 $2,960,000 Northrop Grumman: Composite Mast for CVNs
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Federal Spending

5 grants; 1,285 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 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'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
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2001 $227,418,065
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2009 LRIP/FRP CONTRACT $189,667,241
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2010 RMP FRP OPTION 1 EXERCISE $180,436,304
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2011 ACAT 1D LOT 8 PAYLOADS CONTRACT $178,215,896
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2000 $164,763,702
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2007 PROVIDE FOR THE CY 2007 EFFORT. $160,977,958
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2007 LRIP LOT 5 DEFINITIZATION $137,483,827
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2009 GLOBAL HAWK LRIP LOT 8 PRODUCTION UCA $130,525,596
Northrop Grumman Corporation 2007 LOT 6 UCA $125,066,971
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Contractor Misconduct

35 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.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Government Contract Fraud Defense - General NRO Satellite False Claims 2009 Settlement $325,000,000
Cost/Labor Mischarge Multiple Agencies Bagley v. TRW Inc. (Cost Mischarges) 2003 Settlement $111,200,000
Government Contract Fraud Non-Governmental Cost Overruns 2004 Settlement $81,000,000
Government Contract Fraud Defense - Air Force Robinson v. Northrop Grumman (B-2 Stealth False Claims) 2005 Settlement $62,000,000
Intellectual Property None Using Automated Fingerprint Identification Software Without Permission 2007 Settlement $60,000,000
Cost/Labor Mischarge Defense - Navy United States v. Newport News Shipbuilding (Research and Development Mischarge) 2003 Settlement $60,000,000
Cost/Labor Mischarge Defense - Air Force Overcharging the Government 1997 Settlement $34,800,000
Environment None Cleanup of Groundwater Contamination at San Gabriel Valley 2009 Settlement $31,555,421
Government Contract Fraud Defense - Navy Jordan v. Northrop Grumman (Installation of Substandard Parts in Navy Target Drones) 2003 Settlement $20,000,000
Import/Export None Export Violations Involving the LTN-72 and LTN-92 Inertial Navigation Systems 2008 Fine $15,000,000
View all contractor misconduct data for Northrop Grumman Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

14 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.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al Northrop Grumman Systems (+40 others) 2005 Elkton, Md $24,500,000
3m Company Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (+106 others) 2008 Wood Ridge, Nj $18,000,000
City Of Newburgh Et Al. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Inc. (+89 others) 2011 Newburgh, Ny $12,764,875
3m Company Et Al. Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (+67 others) 2004 Carlstadt, Nj $8,649,902
Omega Chemical Superfund Site Ou-1 Rd/Ra Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (+270 others) 2010 Whittier, Ca $7,100,000
Muskego Sanitary Landfill (Cercla) Consent Decree Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (+38 others) 2011 Muskego, Wi $6,235,000
Moog, Inc. / Northrup Grumman & Electronics Company, Inc. Northrop Grumman Guidance & Electronics Company (+1 others) 2010 Murphy, Nc $4,500,000
Old Southington Landfill Northrop Grumman System Corporation (+85 others) 2009 Southington, Ct $4,248,450
Industrial Pollution Control (Ipc) (Cost Recovery Agmt) Avondale Industrials, Inc. (+236 others) 2003 Jackson, Ms $3,440,369
Abb, Inc. Et Al (Spectron Deminimis Settlement) Northrup Grumman Corporation (+547 others) 2003 Elkton, Md $2,803,841
View all EPA violations data for Northrop Grumman Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

109 people on 63 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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Northrop Grumman" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Transportation 48 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 27 people on 28 committees
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 12 people on 11 committees
  • Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 10 people on 11 committees
  • Toggle Department of State 4 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Archives and Records Administration 3 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 3 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Federal Communications Commission 1 person on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 2 people on 2 committees
  • Toggle Department of Labor 2 people on 2 committees
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