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…

Boeing Launch Services Suspension

Boeing Launch Services and Delta Program business units were suspended from receiving new federal contracts from July 24, 2003 to March 4, 2005. The suspensions were based on a pending criminal investigation into Boeing’s unlawful possession and use of a competitor’s proprietary documents in connection with the competition for a U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) contract, and the indictment of two former Boeing employees. A majority of the contracts assigned to Boeing were transferred to Lockheed on the basis of the suspension. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 9.407 provides a basis for the suspension of the Boeing units. In June 2006, Boeing entered into a global settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for $615 million to resolve this and other pending investigations. See Boeing Company misconduct instance “Illegal Hiring of Government Officials and Improper Use of Proprietary Information.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Air Force
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Suspend/Debar - Company
Date of Suspension
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $0
Further Information Released
Air Force Press Release 1/6/2012
Interim Administrative Agreement 6/19/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database