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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…

Investigation of 2007 F-15 Midair Breakup

According to a Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG) report, Boeing agreed to provide $1 million in replacement parts for its F-15 fighters in a confidential settlement over a November 2007 incident in which an F-15C Eagle broke apart in midair. An investigation into the incident found that Boeing provided “defective or non-conforming” parts to the Air Force. According to the DOD IG’s summary of the investigation, the accident was caused by the failure of the upper-right longeron, a thin strip of material to which the aircraft’s skin is attached. The contract required the longeron to be .10 inches thick, but the investigation found that Boeing-supplied longerons varied in thickness from 0.039 to 0.073 inches.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
9/7/2012
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Boeing Company $1,000,000
Further Information Released
DOD IG Report (pp. 44-45) 12/10/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database