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…

Braden v. Lockheed Martin (Age Discrimination)

A federal jury awarded former Lockheed Martin employee Robert Braden $51.6 million in damages in an age discrimination lawsuit against the company. Braden claimed Lockheed had a practice of laying off older employees while hiring younger workers for the same position. Braden, who worked at Lockheed’s facility in Moorestown, New Jersey, filed suit after he was included in a reduction-in-force at the facility in July 2012, when he was 66. Out of 110 employees at the site who held the same position as Braden, five were laid off and all five were over the age of 50. The jury awarded Braden $520,000 in back pay under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which was doubled on a finding that the company’s violation was willful, $520,000 in compensation for emotional distress, and $50 million in punitive damages. The court later threw out the punitive damage award.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Verdict
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $1,560,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 1/26/2017
Verdict 1/26/2017
Complaint 7/2/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database