Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

F-16 Overcharge

General Dynamics settled a lawsuit alleging that it overcharged the Department of Defense for testing F-16 fighter jets. Four former company employees who tested the F-16s at Edwards Air Force Base “claimed that General Dynamics billed DOD for thousands of hours that were never worked, using falsified time cards from employees who regularly left the plant early. The fraud occurred from 1982 to 1986 and involved about 50 employees.”

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Dynamics $1,800,000
Further Information Released
TAF Quarterly Review (p. 19) 10/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database