The top 100 federal contractors for fiscal year 2009 "have accumulated 642 misconduct instances and over $18.7 billion in monetary penalties since 1995," according to the Project on Government Oversight.
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POGO recently updated its Federal Contractor Misconduct Database and didn't find any instances of misconduct for 27 of the top 100 recipients of federal contract dollars.
"An additional 11 contractors in the top 100 have only one known instance, showing that more than one-third of the companies in the database do not show a pattern of misconduct," according to the blog post announcing the update.
The database lists Boeing as the second biggest federal contractor behind Lockheed Martin and indicates that Boeing has had 36 instances of misconduct accounting for more than $1.5 billion in monetary penalties levied against them since 1995.
A story by California Watch reporter Will Evans last year identified Boeing as the recipient of a $15.9 million stimulus contract for "environmental monitoring at the same site near Simi Valley where the company was fined for polluting a creek with chromium, dioxin, lead and mercury. A local resident and opponent, Dawn Kowalski, called the new contract 'the fox guarding the hen house.'"