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Sun Microsystems

Parent Organization: Oracle Corp

Sun Microsystems, Inc. was a company selling computers, computer components, computer software, and information technology services. Sun was founded on February 24, 1982. Prior to the acquistition by Oracle its headquarters were in Santa Clara, California (part of Silicon Valley), on the former west campus of the Agnews Developmental Center.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$1,763,547 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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    Organization's PAC(s)
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    Associated Individuals
    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

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Sun Microsystems Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$8,788,037 Spent
Information

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 Q3, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Sun Microsystems

View all lobbying data for Sun Microsystems Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 142 dockets; Submitted to 3 dockets
Information

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 "Sun Microsystems" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

2 grants; 11 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
grant
Sun Microsystems 2004 Office Of Policy, Budget And Administration HPCS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT $9,734,240
contract
Sun Microsystems Inc 2004 $2,700,330
contract
Sun Microsystems Incorporated 2006 Bureau Of The Census SUN HARDWARE MAINTENANCE OPTION YEAR 4 $2,267,030
contract
Sun Microsystems Incorporated 2007 Federal Bureau Of Investigation SENTINEL TAPE SILO $2,100,139
grant
Sun Microsystems 2004 Office Of Policy, Budget And Administration HPCS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT $1,800,000
contract
Sun Microsystems Inc 2003 $1,472,600
contract
Sun Microsystems Inc 2003 $1,444,680
contract
Sun Microsystems Incorporated 2003 $1,268,594
contract
Sun Microsystems Inc 2002 $1,207,042
contract
Sun Microsystems Incorporated 2007 Federal Bureau Of Investigation INTERIM FUNDING DOCUMENT $1,191,509
View all grant & loan data for Sun Microsystems View all contract data for Sun Microsystems Sources: USASpending.gov

Advisory Committees

31 people on 34 committees
Information

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 "Sun Microsystems" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 19 people on 15 committees
  • Toggle Department of Commerce 9 people on 12 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 2 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 2 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of the Treasury 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Sun Microsystems