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…

Diesel Engine Manufacturer Clean Air Act Settlement

On October 22, 1998, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced a Clean Air Act settlement with seven major manufacturers of diesel engines, including Navistar International Transportation Corp. The companies resolved claims that they violated the Act by installing so-called “defeat devices” on heavy duty diesel engines – computer software that turned off the engine emission control system during highway driving. The settlement, which included $83.4 million in total civil penalties, required the implementation of tighter emission limits for diesel truck engines manufactured by the companies. Navistar, alleged to have produced 78,000 engines containing defeat devices since 1994, agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.9 million and contribute $350,000 to an environmental testing program to be conducted with the other settling companies.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Navistar Defense LLC $3,250,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 11/30/2010
EPA Press Release 11/30/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database