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…

Heiser v. Lockheed Martin (Inflated Costs in Contract for Flight Training Programs)

Lockheed settled allegations that its Loral Corp. subsidiary inflated costs in a contract with the Air Force, in violation of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq. “In 1992, Loral contracted with the government to update flight training programs, including simulated programs for the F-15E Weapon System Trainer (WST) being developed by the Air Force. The lawsuit, which was unsealed today, alleges that Loral wrongfully inflated estimated costs it was required to disclose during contract negotiations, resulting in an inflated contract price and false claims for payment under the contract.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Air Force
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $1,407,834
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/3/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database