Google Inc., subject of a U.S. antitrust investigation, increased its lobbying costs by 88 percent to move into the top 10 of spenders seeking to influence the federal government even as the total price of persuasion declined for the second straight year.
United Technologies Corp.’s Sikorsky helicopter unit is in position to win a U.S. Air Force contract valued at as much as $6.8 billion for 112 rescue helicopters after competitors failed to bid, according to company spokesmen.
It’s easy for Bruce Kleinstein and his 30-employee company to escape attention in the $500 billion- a-year federal contracting market. Except at the U.S. government office that arbitrates contract disputes, where he’s known as a regular.
The average cost for one of Northrop Grumman Corp .’s Global Hawk drone aircraft has risen more than 25 percent because the U.S. Air Force cut the order by about 14 percent in its 2012 budget request, Michael Donley , the service’s top official, said in a letter to lawmakers.
Cleveland Ship LLC, a company formed to bid for a new class of U.S. Navy oilers, made a multibillion dollar bid for Northrop Grumman Corp. ’s shipbuilding unit, the new company’s chief executive officer said today.
Northrop Grumman Corp. was paid at least $206,000 by Navy contracts officials for “questionable” travel billings to a golf outing and international air shows, according to an audit by the Pentagon’s inspector general.