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…

U.S. ex rel. Gates v. Austal USA (Contract Overbilling)

Several former employees allege that Austal USA overbilled the federal government on contracts to build ships for the U.S. Navy. The False Claims Act lawsuit alleges that Austal knowingly presented falsified data reflecting the rank and work hours of employees at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard. Two of the plaintiffs also allege they were fired after they reported the alleged fraud.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Austal USA, LLC $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/9/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database