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…

Space Launch Information Transfer to China (Arms Export Violation)

The U.S. State Department charged Lockheed Martin (formerly Martin Marietta Astro Space) with violating the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation when it provided technical assistance to Chinese space launch vehicle firms in 1994. Lockheed settled the case, agreeing to pay a civil penalty of $13 million ($5 million of which was suspended but applied toward the cost of remedial compliance measures).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
State Dept.
Contracting Party
Court Type
Administrative Agreement
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $13,000,000
Further Information Released
Charging Letter 1/26/2011
Consent Agreement 1/26/2011
State Dept. Press Briefing (p. 2-4) 1/26/2011
State Department Order 10/4/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database