This is the letter sent out recently by Project On Government Oversight regarding their Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

Enjoy!  -GFS





Breaking news: POGO has just released an updated and expanded version of our Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD), which now includes information on the misconduct history of the top 100 federal contractors.  The updated database also features several format changes and new search and sort functions that will make it more accessible and user-friendly.  POGO hopes that the FCMD will be used as a valuable tool to ensure that taxpayer dollars are only awarded to responsible contractors.



Click here to view the updated database.  And be sure to check out our press release to learn more.

Yesterday afternoon, President Bush signed into law the FY 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision to establish a government-wide database with information on the integrity and performance of federal contractors and grantees.  The good news is that the new government database will be modeled after our FCMD, but since the government’s version will not be made available to the public, we will continue to maintain our database as a free public resource with updated information on the misconduct of the top federal contractors.  We applaud the leadership of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and the efforts of countless Members of Congress who worked hard to ensure that the Defense Authorization Act included a provision to improve contractor accountability.



The FCMD now lists over 750 instances of contractor misconduct dating back to 1995, including government fraud and violations of environmental, securities, and labor laws.  Lockheed Martin still tops the list with 47 instances of misconduct, but it’s worth noting that 25 of the top 100 contractors appear to have a clean track record.



To coincide with the release of the updated FCMD and the passage of the Defense Authorization Act, POGO is also releasing a fact sheet that will hopefully dispel many of the myths surrounding a federal contractor responsibility database.  Click here to learn more.


Warm regards,




Danielle Brian

Executive Director

Project On Government Oversight