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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…

European Commission Mainframe Antitrust Investigation

The European Commission ended an antitrust investigation of IBM after the company agreed to modify the way it supplies parts and information to rivals. The Commission had been investigating whether IBM abused its dominant position on the mainframe maintenance market by hindering the access of independent maintenance service providers to critical spare parts. IBM agreed to make spare parts and technical information swiftly available, under commercially reasonable and non-discriminatory terms, to independent mainframe maintainers.

Misconduct Type
Antitrust
Enforcement Agency
International
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Settlement
Date of EC Decision
12/13/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
IBM Corporation $0
Further Information Released
European Commission Decision 3/1/2012
European Commission Press Release 3/1/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database