SAIC Paid Lobbyist $480K Over Two Years

Associated Press 06.11.07

Defense contractor SAIC Inc. paid Egle Associates $480,000 in 2005 and 2006 to lobby the federal government on various issues, according to nine federal disclosure forms.

The firm had lobbied for contracts with the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as the Defense, Homeland Security, and Agriculture departments, according to the forms filed Friday.

A separate federal form indicated that the San Diego-based SAIC terminated its contract with the lobbying firm.

Under a federal law enacted in 1995, lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches. They must register with Congress within 45 days of being hired or engaging in lobbying.

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