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…

The Exxon Valdez Case Reopener

“The United States and the State of Alaska submitted to ExxonMobil Corporation a detailed plan for a proposed restoration project intended to restore habitat in the area affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. Today’s restoration plan was submitted in accord with the requirements of a set of provisions known as the “Reopener for Unknown Injury” in the consent decree which settled the governments’ civil claims against Exxon Corporation (now ExxonMobil), the Exxon Shipping Company and the Exxon Pipeline Company arising from the spill….At the time of the settlement, Exxon agreed to pay the governments $900 million in installments for costs and for natural resource damages known or reasonably anticipated at the time of the settlement. The settlement also included a unique provision allowing the federal and state trustees to seek up to $100 million in additional monies for damages satisfying [certain] criteria…The ultimate cost of the project depends upon such factors as how many oiled sites require remediation and the remediation approach selected. It is currently estimated to cost approximately $92 million.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Plan Submission
Contractors Involved Penalty
Exxon Mobil $92,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 7/12/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database