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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…

Worldwide Network Services v. DynCorp (Breach of Contract)

Worldwide Network Services LLC (WWNS), a minority-owned telecommunications firm, alleged that DynCorp breached its contract and racially discriminated against it. WWNS worked as a subcontractor to DynCorp in Iraq and Afghanistan under the U.S. State Department’s International Civilian Police training contract. WWNS claimed its employees were subjected to racial epithets, banned from meetings and in some cases forced to leave Iraq. In summer 2006, DynCorp decided not to renew its contract with WWNS. In May 2008, a federal court awarded WWNS over $17 million in damages. In addition, DynCorp paid WWNS $3.2 million in unpaid invoices. DynCorp also prevailed on one claim in its countersuit, for which WWNS was ordered to pay $178,000. In February 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit vacated and ordered a retrial on the punitive damages award.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Non-Governmental
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
5/14/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
DynCorp International Inc. $11,008,111
Further Information Released
Complaint 8/20/2010
DynCorp Press Release 8/20/2010
Law Firm Press Release 8/20/2010
Verdicts 8/20/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database