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…

TVA Whistleblower Retaliation

The U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board ruled that Shaw Group subsidiary Stone & Webster Construction broke federal whistleblower protection law when it fired James Speegle, a painter foreman at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, in May 2004. Speegle was fired after he raised concerns about what he thought were serious problems with the protective paint coatings being applied to the plant’s cooling systems. In September 2010, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) ordered Shaw Group to institute improvements in its whistleblower protection and workplace safety policies and practices throughout its nuclear operations.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of DOL Decision
Contractors Involved Penalty
Shaw Group $0
Further Information Released
DOL Final Decision and Order 11/30/2010
Law Firm Press Release re. NRC Order 11/30/2010
NRC Order 11/30/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database