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.
Campaign Finance$19,095,859 Given
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Lobbying on Behalf of Northrop Grumman
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Northrop Grumman $194,468,093 Newport News Shipbuilding $2,640,000 Litton Industries $457,160 Comptek Research $0
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Homeland Security,
- Government Issues,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Foreign Relations
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 S.1253 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 H.R.5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 H.R.4310 Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 H.R.5326 Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2013 S.3800 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.3082 Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2010, Part II H.R.2647 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 H.R.5658 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
RegulationsMentioned in 654 dockets; Submitted to 40 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.
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The tables show occurrences of "Northrop Grumman" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 FAA Unmanned Aircraft Test Sites; Notice Request for Comments 2012
- Toggle 3 PHMSA TRW Space and Electronics Group - Emergency Exemption - Transportation of Helium in a Non-DOT Specification Container 2001
- Toggle 3 FDA Electronic Submission of Regulatory Information, and Creating an Electronic Platform for Enhanced Information Management; Public Hearing 2006
- Toggle 3 OSHA General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment 2006
- Toggle 2 DOT Special Rules for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (beyond-perimeter exemptions, i.e., service to another airport more than 1,250 miles away from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) 2012
- Toggle 2 OSHA FIRE PROTECTION IN SHIPYARD EMPLOYMENT 2006
- Toggle 2 MMS Request for Comments on the Draft Proposed 5-year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2010-2015. 2008
- Toggle 2 PHMSA Northrop Grumman - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in commerce of specially designed device consisting of a non-DOT specification cylinder containing 26 drams of Class 21.3 material. 2001
- Toggle 2 FAA National Air Tour Safety Standards 1998
- Toggle 2 PHMSA TRW Systems & Information Technology - Emergency Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation of Anhydrous Ammonia in a Non-DOT Specification Container 2002
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 42 DOT 2005/2006 U.S.-China Air Services Case and Designations 2004
- Toggle 28 SBA Small Business Size Standards: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 2011
- Toggle 25 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 22 PHMSA Pacific Bio-Materials Management, Inc. - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Authorize the Transportation in Commerce of Infectious Substances in a Large Capacity Liquid Nitrogen Freezer 2005
- Toggle 22 PHMSA American Promotional Events, Inc. - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in Commerce of Certain Fireworks in Non-DOT Specification Packagings 2005
- Toggle 20 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 19 PHMSA Louisiana State Hurricane Katrina - Permit to Transport Hazardous Materials 2006
- Toggle 17 PHMSA Northrop Grumman - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Transportation in commerce of specially designed device consisting of a non-DOT specification cylinder containing 26 drams of Class 21.3 material. 2001
- Toggle 13 PHMSA Epichem, Inc. - Exemption - Hazardous Materials - Authorize the Transportation in Commerce of Pyrophoric Materials 2002
- Toggle 12 PHMSA Sexton Can Company, Inc. - Hazardous Materials - Exemptions - Non-DOT Specification Cylinder - Certain Division 2.2 Materials 1997
|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)|
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|
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|
Federal Spending5 grants; 1,285 contracts
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|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||2008||DEFINITIZATION OF THE UCA FOR THE LRIP LOT 6 CONTRACT FOR GLOBAL HAWK UAV SYSTEM||$143,217,775|
|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|
Contractor Misconduct35 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||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|
EPA Violations14 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.
|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|
Advisory Committees109 people on 63 committees
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Table shows employees of "Northrop Grumman" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- 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