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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…

August 2010 Virginia Government Computer Outage

Northrop Grumman, under contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia to manage the state’s information technology infrastructure, paid almost $5 million in financial compensation and operational improvements for an August 2010 computer outage that paralyzed state executive agency computers for days. Northrop Grumman will provide monthly invoice credits totaling $1.908 million, spend $2.09 million on improvements to the computer system, and will implement remedial actions valued at approximately $750,000. The company also paid $250,000 for the cost of an independent third-party audit, which blamed the outage and resulting damages on technical failure and human error on the part of Northrop. See related Northrop Grumman instance, “Virginia IT Contract Audit Report.”

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
State/Local
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Fine
Date of Fine Announcement
5/19/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Northrop Grumman $4,998,000
Further Information Released
Agilysys Audit 5/21/2011
Commonwealth of Virginia Press Release 5/21/2011
Summary of Agilysys Audit 5/21/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database