A controversial provision for the National Defense Authorization Act, or the NDAA, has received particularly critical attention from the media, bloggers and Internet community. Section 1031 allows the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens for certain crimes while Section 1032 requires the United States Armed Forces to carry out the sentences for the non-citizens.
Lobbyists have received criticism by the mainstream media and the public for their role influencing the government. However, this has not stopped 13 organizations for lobbying for NDAA. Opensecrets.org included a list of top lobbyists who attempted to influence members of Congress to get their votes on this bill in 2011.
It should be noted, that the amount listed is not specifically how much the organization spent in lobbying just for the NDAA, but in total for defense issues for the year.
Amount of Lobbying for the Year (in Dollars)
American Defense International
Ball janik LLP
Shipbuilders Council of America
Blank Rome Government Relations
Jenkis Hill Consulting
Capitoline Consulting, LLC
Cassidy and Associates
Denny Miller Associates
Ervin Technical Associates
AugustaWestland North America
Innovative Federal Strategies LLC
Lawrence Ryan International
Assuarance Technology Corp
The Livingston Group
Northrop Grumman Corporation
University of Pittsburgh
PRASAM Applied Signal Technology
Here is the bill as it is, so far.