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…

Overbilling Air Force for Environmental Consulting Work

The Department of Justice and CH2M Hill reached a $6.4 million settlement to resolve allegations that CH2M Hill overbilled the U.S. Air Force for environmental consulting work. According to the settlement agreement, in 2017 CH2M Hill reported an overpayment from the Air Force and paid the government $10.5 million ($8.3 million in overbilling and $2.2 in interest between 2003 and 2014). In connection with that agreement, CH2M Hill admitted that it billed for employees who did not meet the educational and work experience qualifications in the contract. The government alleged that CH2M Hill knew of the overpayment as early as 2011, but attempted to keep the information secret by claiming that an audit of its labor practices was privileged information.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. $6,400,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/24/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database