Cataloging Contractor Misconduct
A not-inconsiderable 1,400 instances of unresolved misconduct charges against federal contractors were catalogued and posted Thursday by the nonprofit watchdog Project on Government Oversight. The misconduct ranged from overcharging to violation of Medicaid fraud reporting laws.
The largest contractors have coughed up $25.3 billion in fines and penalties, the researchers found in updating POGO's annual rankings of the top 100 contractors across the government. Collectively those large contractors were awarded $276 billion in fiscal 2010, about half the total paid to federal contractors.