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…

Security Breaches at DHS Headquarters

In April 2006, Congressional Quarterly reported that Wackenhut lost its contract to provide security services at the Department of Homeland Security’s Washington, D.C. headquarters following a mishandled anthrax threat and allegations of poor training and extensive security breaches. DHS sought new bidders for the contract, worth an estimated $9 million a year.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Homeland Security
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
Investigative Finding
Date of Article
Contractors Involved Penalty
G4S PLC $0
Further Information Released
Statement of Former DHS Officer 7/21/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database