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…

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Investigation of the 737 Max

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s final investigative findings on the design, development, and certification of Boeing’s 737 Max commercial jet found deficiencies with Boeing’s development and production of the aircraft and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) ability to oversee the program. The report found “a disturbing pattern of technical miscalculations and troubling management misjudgments made by Boeing.” It also found “numerous oversight lapses and accountability gaps by the FAA.” It found Boeing made “fundamentally faulty assumptions about critical technologies” on the aircraft and withheld crucial information from the FAA, customers, and pilots. It also found that the FAA’s oversight structure “creates inherent conflicts of interest that have jeopardized the safety of the flying public,” and that the agency’s management overruled the determination of its own experts at the behest of Boeing.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of Report
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $0
Further Information Released
Final Report 9/16/2020
Press Release 9/16/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database