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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…

Air Quality Violations (Maricopa County, Ariz.)

BAE Systems, which owns three armored vest production factories in Phoenix, Arizona, was fined $1.2 million by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department for the release of toluene, a glue solvent, into the air and for other violations. The violations occurred between 2004-2006, when the factories were owned by Simula, Inc., a subsidiary of Armor Holdings, Inc. Armor Holdings was acquired by BAE Systems in July 2007. A spokesperson for BAE Systems told the local press the company became aware of Simula’s violations when it conducted an emissions audit of the factories a few months before the acquisition.

Misconduct Type
Environment
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Settlement
7/31/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
BAE Systems $1,200,000
Further Information Released
MCAQD Press Release 8/22/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database