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…

Shenandoah Road, NY Superfund Site Cleanup

In February 2014, IBM signed a consent decree addressing the remediation of groundwater contamination at the Shenandoah Road Superfund Site in East Fishkill, New York, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Between approximately 1965 and 1975, IBM cleaned and repaired computer chip racks at a commercial property located on the site, a process which involved the use of solvents such as tetrachloroethene (“PCE”) and nitric acid, which eventually contaminated the soil and groundwater. Under the consent decree, IBM agreed to implement the remedy selected by the Environmental Protection Agency in September 2012, pay past response costs of $225,000, and pay future response costs.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
IBM Corporation $225,000
Further Information Released
Complaint 2/14/2014
Consent Decree 2/14/2014
Consent Decree Exhibits 2/14/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database