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…

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Federal Cleanup Costs

On June 3, 2010, the federal government sent BP a preliminary bill for $69 million to recoup costs incurred as a result of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The costs were incurred for federal agency support of operation of ships, aircraft and boats and support of environmental assessment/monitoring; for Department of Defense support of salvage and removal efforts; for National Guard activation and deployment in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida; and for state cleanup and environmental assessment efforts. The government will bill BP regularly for costs related to the spill according to the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command, the government and industry task force managing the spill response.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $69,090,000
Further Information Released
White House Press Release 6/15/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database