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…

Northumberland Safety Breach

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) fined BAE Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions Limited £80,000 (US$131,000) for a serious safety breach after a worker was injured while test firing a gun on a range in Northumberland in April 2008. The employee was seriously injured when a metal bolt ejected from the back of the gun and into his left leg. BAE, which pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, was also ordered to pay £100,000 (US$163,000) in costs.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Fine Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
BAE Systems $294,241
Further Information Released
HSE Press Release 9/9/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database