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…

Misrepresentation of Test Procedures

General Electric “paid the United States $950,000 for allegedly misrepresenting that it had conducted certain test procedures on circuit boards for hundreds of aircraft engine controls when in fact the tests were not conducted… [GE] sold hundreds of aircraft engines with engine control circuit boards that had not undergone required ionic cleanliness, electrostatic discharge and solder purity procedures. GE, in delivering the engines to the United States, said it had completed the tests.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $950,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/4/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database