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…

Brown v. Lockheed Martin (Whistleblower Retaliation)

Andrea Brown, former director of communications for Lockheed Martin in Colorado Springs, filed a whistleblower complaint against the company in 2008 under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act alleging she had been retaliated against for reporting that her boss was misusing the company’s pen pal program with the U.S. Army and mischarging the government. In January 2010, a Department of Labor administrative law judge ruled in Brown’s favor and ordered Lockheed to reinstate her and compensate her for back pay and benefits. The judge also awarded Brown $75,000 in damages plus attorney fees.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Decision
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $75,000
Further Information Released
ALJ Decision 7/14/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database