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…

Deepwater Horizon Coast Guard/BOEMRE Investigation

A joint investigation team (JIT) consisting of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) and the U.S. Coast Guard investigated the causes of the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon explosion, loss of life, and resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The JIT concluded that the decisions and actions of BP, Transocean, and Halliburton violated federal safety regulations and caused a blowout at the Macondo well, which led to the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig. Of the more than 50 causes, contributing causes, and possible contributing causes of the disaster, BP was found solely or partially responsible for at least 25. (See pp. 194-199 of volume 2 of the final report for a summary of the JIT’s findings.)

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of Final Report
Contractors Involved Penalty
BP P.L.C. $0
Further Information Released
BOEMRE Press Release 9/16/2011
Final Report vol. 2 9/16/2011

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database