Policy Regarding Trade Association Membership
Northrop Grumman pays regular dues to various trade associations. Northrop Grumman does not normally make additional, non-dues contributions to these organizations to support the organization’s political activities. In the event that Northrop Grumman does make payments to trade associations that are designated for political purposes and are beyond the required annual dues, company policy is to disclose such contributions as part of its annual reporting.
Some trade associations utilize a portion of membership dues for non-deductible purposes, such as lobbying. These associations provide Northrop Grumman an estimate of the amount of our membership dues they use for non-deductible purposes. Northrop Grumman prohibits the use of company funds to advocate for or against the election of a specific candidate, including through the payment of dues, donations, or other contributions to trade associations or other outside groups.
We publicly disclose and update annually on www.northropgrumman.com a list of those trade associations to which Northrop Grumman paid $25,000 or more in annual dues, the total contribution to each such trade association, and the amount of our contributions that each such association estimates are used for non-deductible purposes.
Note: 2018 data does not include Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS), formerly Orbital ATK because the acquisition was not completed until June, 2018. Disclosures for 2019 contributions will include NGIS data.