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…

Breach of Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation System Contract

Pennsylvania’s governor filed a lawsuit against IBM over its performance on a contract to overhaul the state’s unemployment compensation computer system. The state contracted with IBM to update the computer systems in 2006. According to the lawsuit, by 2013 the project was nearly four years behind schedule and $60 million over budget, and the system IBM developed “presented unacceptable risks and [was] unreliable.”

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
IBM Corporation $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 3/9/2017
PA Governor’s Office Press Release 3/9/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database