IBM Corp

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.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$5,157,231 Given
Information

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.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Recipients

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for IBM Corp Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$100,742,000 Spent
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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.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of IBM Corp

View all lobbying data for IBM Corp Sources: Lobbyist Registration Tracker OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 2033 dockets; Submitted to 48 dockets
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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.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "IBM Corp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Earmarks

$10,500,000 Received
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Figures are based on both committee earmark disclosures and on analysis of appropriations bill text. Table shows top 10 earmarks, ordered by dollar amount in the final version of the bill.

For more information, see our Earmark Methodology page.

Top Earmarks

Fiscal Year Amount Description
2010 $10,000,000 Gillibrand and Schumer did not disclose recipient IBM Corp: Trusted Foundry
2008 $500,000 IBM Corp: Command Support Equipment -- High Performance Computing Capability
View all earmarks data for IBM Corp

Federal Spending

7 grants; 22 contracts
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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.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

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.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
contract
Ibm Corporation 2003 National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration $17,200,000
contract
Ibm Corporation 2006 Bureau Of The Census DADS $7,610,451
grant
Ibm 2003 Office Of Policy, Budget And Administration HPCS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT $6,297,303
grant
Ibm 2003 Office Of Policy, Budget And Administration HPCS Research and Development $6,297,303
contract
Ibm Corp 2003 Federal Acquisition Service $5,169,789
contract
Ibm Corporation 2007 Bureau Of The Census DADS $4,749,040
contract
Ibm Corporation 2006 Bureau Of The Census DADS $3,489,549
contract
Ibm Corporation 2008 Bureau Of The Census DADS $2,806,206
contract
Ibm 2006 Social Security Administration IBM CONTENT MANAGER AND RECORDS MANAGER SOFTWARE CATCH-UP MAINTENANCE SUPPORT $2,771,894
contract
Ibm Corporation 2005 Bureau Of The Census DADS $2,750,000
View all grant & loan data for IBM Corp View all contract data for IBM Corp Sources: USASpending.gov

Contractor Misconduct

18 Instances
Information

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.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
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
View all contractor misconduct data for IBM Corp Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

6 Enforcement Actions
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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.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
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
View all EPA violations data for IBM Corp Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

453 people on 130 committees
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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.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "IBM Corp" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • 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
View all advisory committee data for IBM Corp