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…

Violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (PCBs)

General Dynamics Electric Boat, under contract to strip PCB-contaminated paint from storage tanks at the Department of Energy facility in Windsor, Connecticut, was fined for violating the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 USC §§ 2601 et seq.) with regard to PCBs. “Electric Boat’s personnel were required to use disposable protective clothing during paint removal, and the clothing was required to be shipped for disposal (with other PCB contaminated wastes) to a chemical waste management facility in New York. Instead, Electric Boat sent the personal protective equipment to a New Bedford, Mass. laundry facility.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of News Release
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Dynamics $13,600
Further Information Released
EPA Press Release 10/18/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database