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…

United States ex rel. Beattie, et al. v COMSAT (Alleged Contract Fraud)

“ElectroMechanical Systems, Inc., along with its current and former corporate parents – COMSAT Corporation, CRSI, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, LLC – have agreed to pay the United States $1 million to settle allegations related to contract fraud…. ElectroMechanical already paid $7.5 million in criminal restitution in connection with the allegations that it lied about its costs when negotiating contracts for the repair and restoration of radar pedestals installed on U.S. warships….[ElectroMechanical] directed its employees to record time spent on other tasks to labor hour accounts assigned to Navy restoration contracts and destroyed records in order to mislead government auditors.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Navy
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $8,500,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 9/30/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database