Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is the largest maker of personal computer security software. Founded in 1982 by Gary Hendrix with a National Science Foundation grant, Symantec was originally focused on artificial intelligence-related projects, including a database program. Hendrix hired several Stanford University natural language processing researchers as the company's first employees, among them Barry Greenstein (professional poker player and developer of Q&A;). In 1984 Symantec was acquired by another, even smaller computer software startup company, C&E; Software, founded by Denis Coleman and Gordon Eubanks and headed by Eubanks. The merged company retained the name Symantec, and Eubanks became its chief executive officer. Its first product, Q&A;, was released in 1985. Q&A; provided database management and bundled a word processor. In August 1990, Symantec purchased Peter Norton Computing, a developer of various applications for DOS. Symantec's consumer antivirus and data management utilities are still marketed under Peter Norton's name.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Symantec Corp
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Symantec Corp $950,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Government Issues
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title S.968 PIPA H.R.2577 SAFE Data Act S.21 Cyber Security and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2011 S.413 Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act S.813 Cyber Security Public Awareness Act of 2011 S.1207 Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2011 H.R.4310 Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 S.3254 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 S.1469 International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act S.1535 Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011
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Federal Spending4 contracts
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|Symantec Corporation||2011||Internal Revenue Service||SPIIDE DLP SOLUTION||$4,161,351|
|Symantec Corporation||2012||Office Of Policy, Budget And Administration||SYMANTEC LICENSES AND MAINTENANCE RENEWAL||$1,481,730|
|Symantec Corporation||2011||SOFTWARE LICENSES/SUPPORT||$1,057,860|
|Symantec Corporation||2012||SOFTWARE LICENSES/SUPPORT||$1,057,860|