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…

Scott v. United Launch Alliance (Labor Cost False Claims)

Former United Launch Alliance employee Joseph Scott claimed ULA defrauded the U.S. government of millions of dollars by overcharging for labor costs on contracts with NASA and the Department of Defense. Scott alleged ULA inflated labor hour estimates on bids. Scott also alleged ULA retaliated against him by forcing him out of the company after he revealed the alleged wrongdoing. ULA settled the lawsuit in December 2017 for $432,826.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
United Launch Alliance, LLC $432,826
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 12/21/2017
Complaint 2/12/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database