Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly referred to as HP, is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA. The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, and is now one of the world's largest information technology companies, operating in nearly every country. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. HP markets its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises directly as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors.
Campaign Finance$10,702,114 Given
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- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Hewlett-Packard
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Hewlett-Packard $39,764,264 EDS Corp $6,098,648 Compaq Computer $429,320
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Government Issues,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.422 (Unknown) S.515 Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.CON.RES.85 (Unknown) H.R.275 (Unknown) H.R.1260 Patent Reform Act of 2009 H.R.1105 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2009 H.R.2454 American Clean Energy And Security Act of 2009 S.610 Patent Reform Act of 2009 S.1203 Grow Research Opportunities With Taxcredits' Help Act
RegulationsMentioned in 835 dockets; Submitted to 23 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Hewlett-Packard" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 3 DOT U.S. DOT/OST - Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Computer Reservation System (CRS) Regulations (Part 255) 1997
- Toggle 2 DOT Association of Retail Travel Agents - Emergency Petition for Rulemaking 1998
- Toggle 2 DOT America West Airlines, Inc. - Petition for Rulemaking - Amendment of Part 255 1997
- Toggle 2 EERE Energy Efficiency Program for Consumer Products: Public Meeting and Availability of Framework Document for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies 2008
- Toggle 2 DOT Amadeus Global Travel Distribution S.A. - Petition for Interpretation of Computer Reservations Systems Regulations 1999
- Toggle 2 OSHA ERGONOMICS PROGRAM 2006
- Toggle 1 DOT 2005/2006 U.S.-China Air Services Case and Designations 2004
- Toggle 1 OSHA RECORDING AND REPORTING OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESSES AND INJURIES 2006
- Toggle 1 FWS General Regulations for Areas Administered by the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service 2008
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies (Standby Mode and Off Mode) and for Multiple Voltage External Power Supplies Power Supplies 2008
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 122 EPA Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Fluorinated Telomers; Request for Comment; Solicitation of Interested Parties for Enforceable Consent Agreement Development; and Notice of Public Meeting 2003
- Toggle 97 EPA DuPont PFOA Site-Related Monitoring and Environmental Assessment at Washington, West Virginia 2004
- Toggle 68 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 51 EPA 3M/Dyneon PFOA Site-Related Monitoring and Environmental Assessment at Decatur, Alabama 2004
- Toggle 33 DHS Department of Homeland Security Human Resources Management System 2004
- Toggle 31 OSHA AIR CONTAMINANTS 2006
- Toggle 30 EPA Alternative Tier 2 Testing 2003
- Toggle 23 SBA Small Business Size Standards: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 2011
- Toggle 18 EPA In Vitro Dermal Absorption Rate Testing of Certain Chemicals of Interest to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 2003
- Toggle 16 FDA Require Labeling of Trans Fatty Acid & Prohibit Deceptive Claims-CLOSED 1994
Federal Spending13 grants; 188 contracts
Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.
Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.
|Hewlett Packard Company||2004||Veterans Affairs, Department Of||VISTA MAINTENANCE AND EXPERTISE CENTER||$37,504,630|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||2012||Veterans Affairs, Department Of||MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE OF VISTA, EXERCISE OPTION PERIOD 3||$28,560,945|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||2010||Veterans Affairs, Department Of||MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE OF VISTA, EXERCISE OPTION PERIOD 1||$27,334,476|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||2013||Veterans Affairs, Department Of||MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE OF VISTA, EXERCISING OPTION YEAR 4 UNDER CR UNTIL MARCH 27, 2013.||$26,598,757|
|Hewlett Packard Company||2007||Veterans Affairs, Department Of||VISTA MAINTENANCE AND EXPERTISE CENTER||$26,056,018|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||2009||Veterans Affairs, Department Of||MAINTENANCE OF VMEC||$25,980,273|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||2012||FY 12 TRADOC G-6 CONSOLIDATE PURCHASE OF LIFE-CYCLE REPLACEMENT DESKTOP AND NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS (ADMC-2 HARDWARE CHESS CONSOLIDATED BUY)||$11,253,996|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||2002||Federal Bureau Of Investigation||$9,411,000|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||2011||CONSOLIDATED COMPUTER BUY FOR TRADOC G-6||$9,318,011|
|Hewlett-Packard Company||2009||TABLET PC||$9,170,195|
Contractor Misconduct13 Instances
This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.
More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.
|Misconduct Type||Hired By||Incident||Year||Disposition||Penalty|
|Non-governmental Contract Fraud||Non-Governmental||BSkyB Limited v. Hewlett-Packard (Negligent Misrepresentations)||2010||Judgment Against Defendant||$465,000,000|
|Intellectual Property||None||Cornell University v. HP (Patent Infringement)||2001||Judgment Against Defendant||$184,044,048|
|Government Contract Fraud||Multiple Agencies||Alliance Benefits False Claims Act Lawsuit||2007||Settlement||$55,000,000|
|Ethics||None||False Claims Involving the E-Rate Program in Texas||2010||Settlement||$16,250,000|
|Labor||None||Boardroom Leak Investigation (California)||2006||Settlement||$14,500,000|
|Securities||None||Boardroom Leak Investigation (Stockholder Derivative Lawsuits)||2007||Settlement||$6,300,000|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Failure to Immediately Report Defect in Lithium-Ion Batteries||2012||Settlement||$425,000|
|Ethics||None||Russian Bribery Investigation||2010||Pending||$0|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Baggett v. HP (LaserJet Printer Lawsuit)||2007||Pending||$0|
|Securities||None||Boardroom Leak Investigation (SEC)||2007||Settlement||$0|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Rich v. HP (Inkjet Printer Lawsuit)||2006||Pending||$0|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Skold v. Intel Corporation and HP (Pentium 4 Lawsuit)||2004||Pending||$0|
|Consumer Affairs||None||Schorsch v. HP (LaserJet Printer Lawsuit)||2003||Pending||$0|
EPA Violations6 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Omega Chemical Site||Hewlett-Packard Company (+101 others)||2005||Whittier, Ca||$10,147,354|
|Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site||Compaq Computer Corporation (Wholely Owned By Hp) (+111 others)||2002||Plaistow, Nh||$9,300,000|
|Casmalia Resources - Tier Ii De Minimis Aoc||Hewlett Packard Co. (+23 others)||2003||Casmalia, Ca||$8,168,000|
|Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site||Hewlett Packard Compnay On Behalf Of Apollo Comput (+24 others)||2004||Tewksbury, Ma||$2,000,000|
|Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site||Hewlett Packard Company (+493 others)||2001||Plaistow, Nh||$1,662,814|
|Digital Equipment Corp. Et Al.||Digital Equipment Corp. (+1 others)||2008||San German, Pr||$1,500,000|
Advisory Committees97 people on 66 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Hewlett-Packard" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 64 people on 34 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 14 people on 13 committees
- Toggle Department of State 4 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 3 people on 3 committees
- Toggle Federal Communications Commission 3 people on 2 committees
- Toggle National Aeronautics and Space Administration 1 person on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of the Interior 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Defense 1 person on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee