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…

European Union Antitrust Case

The European Commission of the European Union (EC) found that Microsoft broke competition law by leveraging its near monopoly in the market for PC operating systems onto the markets for work group server operating systems and for media players. The EC also found that Microsoft abused its dominant market position with regard to its Windows operating system. The EC ordered Microsoft to offer a version of Windows without Windows Media Player and to provide the information necessary for competing networking software to interact fully with Windows desktops and servers. Between 2003 and 2013, the EC fined Microsoft a total of approximately $3.4 billion for various non-compliance issues.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of EC Decision
Contractors Involved Penalty
Microsoft Corporation $3,400,000,000
Further Information Released
EC Press Release 3/6/2013
EC Decision 3/24/2004
EC Press Release 3/24/2004

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database