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.

Company

Client name

Amount of Lobbying for the Year (in Dollars)

American Defense International

Raytheon Corporation

60,000.00

Ball janik LLP

Shipbuilders Council of America

30,000.00

Blank Rome Government Relations

Jenkis Hill Consulting

30,000.00

Capitoline Consulting, LLC

PPG Industries

20,000.00

Cassidy and Associates

GEOEYE, Inc

50,000.00

Denny Miller Associates

Sabey Corporation

30,000.00

Ervin Technical Associates

AugustaWestland North America

40,000.00

Innovative Federal Strategies LLC

SAIC, Inc

20,000.00

Lawrence Ryan International

Assuarance Technology Corp

7,500.00

The Livingston Group

Northrop Grumman Corporation

40,000.00

University of Pittsburgh


100,000.00

Zeliff Enterprises

PRASAM Applied Signal Technology

15,000.00

SOURCE: OPENSECRETS.ORG



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