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…

Violations of E-Rate Program Rules in New York City and El Paso School Districts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and IBM settled alleged violations of the FCC’s E-Rate program rules in connection with the New York City and El Paso school districts. FCC investigations found that IBM had not satisfied competitive bidding rules in New York for funding years 2005-2008 and had provided ineligible equipment and services in El Paso for funding year 2001. IBM agreed to return $24.25 million to the Universal Service Fund.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Consent Decree
Contractors Involved Penalty
IBM Corporation $24,250,000
Further Information Released
FCC Press Release 12/23/2020
Settlement Agreement 12/22/2020

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database