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…

Air Force Overbilling

EG&G Technical Services, Inc., a subsidiary of URS Corp, paid over $1.7 million to settle a False Claims Act lawsuit accusing it of overbilling the U.S. Air Force for aircraft parts and services. It was alleged that, between 1997 and 2004, EG&G employee Richard Thomas Barkley effected a scheme with aircraft parts company Danco Aerospace Consulting, Inc., in which EG&G paid Danco for more than $776,000 in parts that were already in inventory or were never delivered, then submitted more than $860,000 in fraudulent bills to the Air Force. EG&G did not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement in the case. Barkley pleaded guilty in 2007 to conspiracy, theft of government funds, and money laundering, and was sentenced to 37 months in prison.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Air Force
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
URS Corporation $1,765,164
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/28/2009
Danco Indictment Press Release 10/28/2009
USAO Press Release 10/28/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database