International Business Machines (IBM) (NYSE: IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting firm headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
Campaign Finance$5,157,231 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- 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.
For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.
Lobbying on Behalf of IBM Corp
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount IBM Corp $91,572,000 National Interest Security Co $3,790,000 Lotus Development $760,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Homeland Security,
- Government Issues,
- Health Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.3800 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011 S.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.3326 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 H.R.2647 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3454 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 H.R.3288 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 S.3636 Science Appropriations Act, 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 1908 dockets; Submitted to 46 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 "IBM Corp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 7 NLRB Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures 2011
- Toggle 2 OSHA EXPLOSIVES 2007
- Toggle 2 NLRB Proposed Rules Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 2010
- Toggle 2 FDA Standards for Standardized Numerical Identifier, Track and Trace, and Authentication for Prescription Drugs 2008
- Toggle 2 HHS Meaningful use of Healthcare Information Technology 2009
- Toggle 2 LMSO Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act; Interpretation of the "Advice" Exemption 2011
- Toggle 2 TSA Large Aircraft Security Program, Other Aircraft Operator Security Program, and Airport Operator Security Program 2008
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Colombia 2009
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments Concerning Free Trade Agreement With the Republic of Korea 2009
- Toggle 1 OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION 2006
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 66 FRA Environmental Review of Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Powder River Expansion Project Loan Application 2006
- Toggle 40 EPA Recently Posted EPA Rules and Notices from FR Feed. Unknown
- Toggle 37 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 35 EPA AVAILABILITY OF REPORT TO CONGRESS ON CRUDE OIL, NATURAL GAS AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY, EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION WASTE; ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 1988
- Toggle 30 EPA Criteria and Standards for Cooling Water Intake Structures 2008
- Toggle 28 EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting for Additional Sources of Fluorinated Gases 2009
- Toggle 27 FDA Unique Device Identification System; Proposed Rule 2011
- Toggle 26 EPA Water Quality Standards for the State of Florida's Lakes and Flowing Waters 2009
- Toggle 24 EPA Alternative Tier 2 Testing 2003
- Toggle 23 EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Utility Air Toxics; Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR) 2002
|2010||$10,000,000||Gillibrand and Schumer did not disclose recipient IBM Corp: Trusted Foundry|
Command Support Equipment -- High Performance Computing Capability
Federal Spending7 grants; 22 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.
|Ibm Corporation||2003||National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration||$17,200,000|
|Ibm Corporation||2006||Bureau Of The Census||DADS||$7,610,451|
|Ibm||2003||Office Of Policy, Budget And Administration||HPCS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT||$6,297,303|
|Ibm||2003||Office Of Policy, Budget And Administration||HPCS Research and Development||$6,297,303|
|Ibm Corp||2003||Federal Acquisition Service||$5,169,789|
|Ibm Corporation||2007||Bureau Of The Census||DADS||$4,749,040|
|Ibm Corporation||2006||Bureau Of The Census||DADS||$3,489,549|
|Ibm Corporation||2008||Bureau Of The Census||DADS||$2,806,206|
|Ibm||2006||Social Security Administration||IBM CONTENT MANAGER AND RECORDS MANAGER SOFTWARE CATCH-UP MAINTENANCE SUPPORT||$2,771,894|
|Ibm Corporation||2005||Bureau Of The Census||DADS||$2,750,000|
Contractor Misconduct18 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|
|Intellectual Property||None||Compuware v. IBM (Copyright Infringement and Antitrust)||2005||Settlement||$400,000,000|
|Labor||Non-Governmental||Cooper v. IBM (Pension Issues)||2004||Settlement||$320,000,000|
|Labor||None||Rosenburg v. IBM (Overtime Pay)||2006||Settlement||$65,000,000|
|Securities||None||IBM Securities Litigation||2008||Settlement||$20,000,000|
|Ethics||None||South Korea and China Bribery||2011||Settlement||$10,000,000|
|Import/Export||None||Unlawful Exports (Russia)||1998||Fine||$8,500,000|
|Securities||None||Securities Violations (Dollar General)||2007||Settlement||$7,000,000|
|Government Contract Fraud||Multiple Agencies||'Alliance Benefits' Alleged Kickback Scheme||2007||Settlement||$2,972,038|
|Ethics||International||Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations in Argentina||2000||Settlement||$300,000|
|Securities||None||SEC v. Kevin B. Collins (Securities Violations)||2007||Settlement||$95,000|
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.
|Air Products & Chemical, Inc Et Al||International Business Machines Corporation (+40 others)||2005||Elkton, Md||$24,500,000|
|American Locker Group Inc.||International Business Machines Corporation (+5 others)||2009||Lincklaen, Ny||$14,821,000|
|City Of Newburgh Et Al.||International Business Machines Corp. (+89 others)||2011||Newburgh, Ny||$12,764,875|
|Agere Systems, Et Al||International Business Machines Corp (+138 others)||2007||Elkton, Md||$11,300,000|
|Omega Chemical Site||International Business Machines Corporation (+101 others)||2005||Whittier, Ca||$10,147,354|
|Benjamin Moore & Co., Et Al||International Business Machines Corp (+26 others)||2001||Piscataway, Nj||$2,000,000|
Advisory Committees453 people on 130 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 "IBM Corp" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 371 people on 63 committees
- Toggle Department of Commerce 28 people on 22 committees
- Toggle Department of Defense 14 people on 12 committees
- Toggle Department of State 15 people on 5 committees
- Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 9 people on 8 committees
- Toggle Department of Energy 5 people on 4 committees
- Toggle Office of the United States Trade Representative 3 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Office of Science and Technology Policy 2 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Office of Personnel Management 2 people on 1 committee