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…

Consumer Privacy Investigation

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reached a $7.4 million settlement with Verizon to resolve an investigation into the company’s use of personal consumer information for marketing purposes. The FCC found that Verizon failed to notify approximately two million new customers of their privacy rights, including how to opt out from having their personal information used in marketing campaigns, before the company accessed their personal information to market services to them.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
Verizon Communications, Inc. $7,400,000
Further Information Released
Consent Decree 9/3/2014
FCC Press Release 9/3/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database