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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…

Hanford Site Electronic Medical Records System False Claims

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) agreed to pay $389,355 to resolve allegations that its predecessor corporation violated the False Claims Act in connection with its implementation of an electronic medical records system at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hanford Site. As part of its prime contract to provide occupational health services for Hanford Site workers, CSC was required to implement an electronic medical records system. The government alleged that CSC submitted false claims and statements to DOE representing that the system was functional and would operate as intended and in accordance with contractual and DOE requirements. (In 2015, after the prime contract was completed, CSC merged its government contracts business with SRA International to form CSRA.) The allegations resolved by the settlement were initially raised in a lawsuit filed in 2016 by two former CSC employees, Kirt Clem and Matt Spencer, who had been awarded $186,000 in wages in 2014 after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration found that CSC improperly retaliated against them (see Computer Sciences Corporation instance, “Whistleblower Retaliation at Hanford Nuclear Site”).

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/30/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Computer Sciences Corporation $389,355
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/30/2018
Whistleblower Complaint 12/20/2016

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database