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…

Defense Database Hacking

According to the Department of Defense Inspector General’s 2009 semiannual report to congress, in Feburary 2009, Apptis repaid $1.3 million of a $5.4 million DoD information technology contract after Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) investigators concluded that Apptis and a subcontractor “failed to perform and deliver proper network security and information assurance services to the government” as required by the contract. The DCIS began its investigation in August 2007 after the database being maintained by Apptis and/or the subcontractor was breached by a hacker believed to be from China.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Repayment
Contractors Involved Penalty
Apptis, Inc. $1,300,000
Further Information Released
DoDIG Report (excerpt) 8/1/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database