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…

Pratt v. Alliant Techsystems, Inc. and Hercules, Inc. (Overcharging the Government)

In March of 1997, Alliant Techsystems was charged with overcharging the Navy for labor costs on contracts dealing with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The complaint was made by a former employee of Alliant and co-defendant Hercules, Inc. under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., and filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The complaint alleged that the companies falsified labor hours and led employees to do so. Each company agreed to settle for $2.25 million, or a total of $4.5 million.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Navy
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Alliant Techsystems Inc. $2,250,000
Further Information Released
10-Q (p. 7 of 36) 7/17/2007
DOJ Press Release 8/22/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database