“Real Money”

Here are some of the August contracts awarded by the U.S. Dept. of Defense for Naval construction:

Aug. 1st Camber Corp., Huntsville, AL, et al $ 225,975,266
NASSCO, San Diego, CA $ 13,066,809
Kollmorgen Corp., Northampton, MA $ 9,799,832

Aug. 2nd Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME $ 212,000,000
Alliant Technosystems Inc, Mesa AZ $ 45,000,000

Aug. 5th ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, CA $ 21,665,911
Data Link Solutions, Cedar Rapids, IA $ 11,405,804
Aegis Technologies Group, Huntsville, AL $ 8,900,000
ERAPSCO, Columbia City, IN $ 7,229,916

Aug. 6th Guam MACC Builders, Honolulu, HI $ 20,249,617
Compass Systems, Inc. Lexington Park, MD $ 9,978,215
Management Consulting, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA $ 42,500,839

Aug. 7th Heil Trailer International Co., Gatesville, TX $ 18,315,525
Progeny Systems Corp., Manassas, VA $ 19,165,448

Aug. 8th Brady-Fluor, LLC, et al, San Diego, CA $ 240,000,000
Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ $ 24,858,212
The Boeing Co., Mesa, AZ $ 716,740,952
Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, WI $ 4,704,647,054
SRCtec Inc., Syracuse, NY $ 788,903,561
Rockwell Collins Industries, Cedar Rapids, IA $ 29,601,551
Georgia Vocational Rehab Agency, Tucker, GA $ 17,745,498
Engility Corp., Chantilly, VA $ 13,145,630
Choctaw Contracting Services, Durant, OK $ 12,929,114
Mooney Enterprises, San Antonio, TX $ 11,028,106
Woolpert, Inc., Dayton, OH $ 9,485,996
Norfolk Dredging Co., Chesapeake, VA $ 8,400,000

Aug. 9th General Dynamics, Portsmouth, VA $ 82,481,992

Aug. 12th Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth, TX $ 852,298,021
Raytheon Co., Tucson, AZ $ 200,504,841
G4S Parsons Pacific LLC., Palm Beach Gardens, FL $ 111,819,962
TCMP Staffing Services LLC, et al, Springfield, VA $ 40,000,000
Manufacturing Techniques Inc., Kilmarnock, VA $ 32,669,822

Aug. 13th Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME $ 9,011,625
BAE Systems, Jacksonville, FL $ 6,995,080

Aug. 14th Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., et al, McLean, VA $ 267,150,419
BergerABAM, Federal Way, WA $ 30,000,000
Whitesell-Green, Pensacola, FL $ 15,949,000
Northrop Grumman Systems, El Segundo, CA $ 15,000,000
Lockheed Martin, Palmdale, CA $ 15,000,000
The Boeing Co., St. Louis, MO $ 15,000,000
General Atomics, Poway, CA $ 15,000,000
Boo Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA $ 65,998,718
3E Consultants, Inc., Orlando, FL $ 7,500,000
Evergreen Helicopters Inc., McMinnville, OR $ 36,620,242
Intermat, Biddeford, ME $ 7,127,246

Aug. 15th AM Pierce & Assoc., et al, Lexington Park, MD $ 243,105,875
Tactical Engineering, San Diego, CA $ 89,966,605
Assured Space Access,Tempe, AZ $ 88,566,414
Koam Engineering, San Diego, CA $ 80,603,585
Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, NY $ 25,272,171
Electric Boat, Groton, CT $ 11,992,933
HDR Engineering, Honolulu, HI $ 10,000,000

Aug. 19th Brigadier Construction Services, Cleveland, OH $ 99,000,000
John C. Grimberg Co., Rockville, MD $ 13,805,400

Aug. 20th Lockheed Martin, Moorestown, NJ $ 55,442,931
Raytheon, Portsmouth, RI $ 27,992,210
BAE Systems, Honolulu, HI $ 12,820,427
Lockheed Martin, Manassas, VA $ 10,095,043

Aug. 21st Northrop Grumman, San Diego, CA $ 27,599,424
Logos Technologies, Arlington, VA $ 8,000,994
Central Texas College, Killeen, TX $ 7,689,190

Aug. 22nd Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth, TX $ 34,500,000
Computer Sciences Corp., San Diego, CA $ 28,897,021
Tetra Tech Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA $ 7,500,000
Binderman Construction Co., Chicago, IL $ 14,864,000
Rolls Royce Corp., Indianapolis, IN $ 10,778,007
Pave-Tech Inc., Carlsbad, CA $ 8,412,212

Aug. 23rd Honeywell Technology, Jacksonville, FL $ 97,502,286
Nova Group, Inc., Napa, CA $ 12,828,728
Science Applications, McLean, VA $ 10,000,000

Aug. 26th Flir Systems, Inc., Wilsonville, OR $ 136,600,358
General Atomics, San Diego, CA $ 12,490,000
Rolls Royce, Indianapolis, IN $ 9,344,620
ICF Jones & Stokes, et al, Sacramento, CA $ 33,000,000
VPI, Blacksburg, VA $ 6,767,759

Aug. 27th United Technologies, East Hartford, CT $ 69,604,842
Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL $ 33,996,000
Raytheon Co., Largo, FL $ 15,032,316
CACI, Inc.-Federal, Chantilly, VA $ 14,210,271
Metson Marine Services, Inc., Ventura, CA $ 35,321,891
A&D GC, Inc., Santee, CA $ 9,909,608

Aug. 28th Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, NY $ 34,558,999
Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, NY $ 31,354,312
Environment Systems, Jacksonville, FL $ 14,068,512
DLT Solutions, Herndon, VA $ 12,375,152
Savi Technology, Alexandria, VA $ 6,997,888

Aug. 29th Lockheed Martin, Marion, MA $ 37,316,742
Donovan Commercial Industries, Nortonville, KY $ 19,147,158
Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, NY $ 16,506,798
Physical Optics, Torrance, CA $ 14,452,568
Tetra Tech EC, Virginia Beach, VA $ 13,601,767
General Electric, Vandalia, OH $ 12,402,832
Bell Boeing, Amarillo, TX $ 18,269,944
BAE Systems, Greenlawn, NY $ 8,539,660
ITSI Gilbane Co., Walnut Creek, CA $ 7,669,742
Raytheon Co., Tucson, AZ $ 7,447,316

Aug. 30th Maritime Helicopter Support Co., Trevosa, PA $ 170,449,998
Kollsman Inc., Merrimack, NH $ 44,800,000
Archer Weston LLC, Atlanta, GA $ 30,454,075
GE Aviation Systems, Grand rapids, MI $ 25,085,841
Hourigan Construction, Virginia Beach, VA $ 15,733,161
Softchoice Corp., McLean, VA $ 25,015,297
Alutiiq 3Sg LLC, Anchorage, AK $ 13,560,933
IAP World Services, Cape Canaveral, FL $ 29,682,868
Sumo-Nan JV II, Honolulu, HI $ 9,789,112

Written in shorthand, that comes to a cool $ 11,106,659,620. When you say it aloud, though, it takes your breath away. Eleven billion, one hundred six million, six hundred fifty nine thousand, six hundred twenty dollars. It’s what Senator Everett Dirksen would have considered ” real money”.

It’s what we’d consider “grand larceny”.