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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…

Colorado Voter Registration System Contract

In 2004, the Colorado secretary of the state awarded Accenture a contract to design a centralized voter registration system. According to the Rocky Mountain News, the system wasn’t working as advertised, and a package of reworked software provided to the secretary of state’s office “did not meet the state’s expectations.” The state and Accenture mutually agreed to terminate the contract in December 2005, and Accenture refunded $2 million for unfinished work. According to Accenture’s response to POGO, “Accenture delivered a new release of the voter registration application within a timeframe that would’ve allowed Colorado to meet the HAVA deadline but it was never downloaded and tested by the state.”

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Restitution
Date of Contract Termination
12/28/2005
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Accenture $2,000,000
Further Information Released
CT General Assembly Report (p. 2 of 4) 4/25/2008
Secretary of State Press Release 4/25/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database