Washington Group International

Parent Organization: URS Corp

Washington Group International was an American corporation which provided integrated engineering, construction and management services to businesses and governments around the world. Based in Boise, Idaho, it had approximately 25,000 employees working in over 40 states and more than 30 countries. Its primary areas of expertise were: infrastructure, mining, industrial/process, energy & environment, and power. It was acquired by URS Corporation of San Francisco in November 2007 for $3.1 billion, and currently operates as the "Energy and Construction Division" of URS.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$3,465,969 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.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
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    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
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View all campaign finance data for Washington Group International Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Lobbying

$8,794,000 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 Washington Group International

View all lobbying data for Washington Group International Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 85 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 "Washington Group International" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

222 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
Washington Group International 2005 $236,828,003
contract
Washington Group International 2003 $110,000,000
contract
Washington Group International 2004 Energy, Department Of LETTER CONTRACT FOR EWGPP SEVERAK PROJECT - PHASE II $82,250,000
contract
Washington Group International 2004 $80,200,000
contract
Washington Group International 2006 Energy, Department Of LETTER CONTRACT FOR EWGPP SEVERAK PROJECT - PHASE II $70,000,000
contract
Washington Group International 2005 $59,304,000
contract
Washington Group International 2004 $49,341,706
contract
Washington Group International 2005 $45,437,467
contract
Washington Group International 2005 $44,668,556
contract
Washington Group International 2002 $41,902,329
View all grant & loan data for Washington Group International View all contract data for Washington Group International Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

5 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
Labor None Racial Harassment and Retaliation 2008 Settlement $1,500,000
Environment Energy Violating Nuclear Safety Requirements (Idaho National Environmental and Engineering Lab) 2003 Fine $55,000
Environment Defense - Army Release of Nerve Agent at the Johnson Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal Facility 2004 Settlement $51,699
Labor None Violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) 2003 Settlement $3,480
Poor Contract Performance Defense - Army In re: Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation 2007 Pending $0
View all contractor misconduct data for Washington Group International Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

Advisory Committees

2 people on 2 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 "Washington Group International" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle National Archives and Records Administration 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Washington Group International