Where does the Money go?
Originally posted 2009-03-27 03:24:40 -0500. Bumped by carol.
There is a nifty little website called USAspending.gov that is sponsored by the Government Accountability Office. It has a great search feature to let you sift through government contracts and grants to see who is getting the money and what they are getting it for. If you have a couple of hours to waste, it is a perversely fun place to dig around.
For instance, one of their canned searches is for the top 100 recipients of government contracts in 2009 ... here are the top 20 ...click thru to the website for the rest of the list.
|FY 2009 Rank||Parent Company Name||Dollars||% of total|
|1||Lockheed Martin Corporation||$3,379,884,409||7.600%|
|2||The Boeing Company||$1,239,857,709||2.788%|
|3||Northrop Grumman Corporation||$955,176,641||2.148%|
|4||Government of The United States||$887,550,984||1.996%|
|5||Bechtel Group, Inc||$788,229,192||1.772%|
|6||Los Alamos National Security LLC||$731,898,741||1.646%|
|8||United Space Alliance LLC||$588,624,210||1.324%|
|10||Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC||$568,951,386||1.279%|
|11||McDermott International, Inc.||$528,756,811||1.189%|
|13||General Dynamics Corporation||$497,886,757||1.120%|
|14||Merck & Co., Inc.||$494,259,977||1.111%|
|15||Computer Sciences Corporation||$484,463,918||1.089%|
|16||Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC||$484,089,746||1.089%|
|18||L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.||$410,043,560||0.922%|
Keep an eye on the ARRA contract awards and see if we have any repeat appearances by the guys on this list ...