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…

Maze v. Ingalls Shipbuilding (Improper Charging of Costs and Improper Billing)

Ingalls Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, reached a settlement of $2.25 million with the Navy in a False Claims Act suit. The plaintiff alleged “Ingalls fraudulently exploited an accounting practice in order to shift certain costs to Navy contracts” that should have been charnged to its commercial contracts with the government of Israel and “improperly billed the government for work not performed.”

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Navy
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Northrop Grumman $2,250,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 3/15/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database