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List of Contractors That Could be Defunded as a Result of Anti-ACORN Bill

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September 29, 2009

Last week, the House inadvertently took a large step forward in protecting taxpayers from misbehaving contractors. The House passed the "Student Aid" bill (H.R. 3221) that also included a ban on entities receiving any federal contracts or grants if they have "filed a fraudulent form with any Federal or State regulatory agency." Although intended to restrict ACORN, a nationwide community support organization, the language could be interpreted to cover all federal contractors and grantees. 

POGO's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database compiles instances of misconduct for the top contractors that have together received over $260 billion in FY 2007. Those same contractors have racked up over 750 instances of misconduct and paid over $27 billion in fines or penalties since 1995. A survey of that data shows that 62 federal contractors (listed below) have been involved in instances that might prohibit them from receiving future federal funds if the "Defund ACORN Act" becomes law.

    Contractor Instances of Misconduct (Since 1995) Misconduct $ Since (1995)
1   Alliant Techsystems Inc.  2 $8.3 m
2   AmerisourceBergen  8 $36.1 m
3   Armor Holdings, Inc.  3 $49.4 m
4   AT&T  7 $15.3 m
5   BAE Systems  3 $1.3 m
6   Battelle Memorial Inst.  2 $0.6 m
7   Bearing Point  6 $135.7 m
8   Bechtel Corp.  15 $359.6 m
9   Blackwater USA  2 $0
10   Boeing Co.  31 $1.5 b
11   Booz Allen Hamilton  1 $3.4 m
12   BP P.L.C.  27 $1.3 b
13   California Institute of Tech.  1 $0
14   Canadian Commercial Corp.  1 $6.0 m
15   Cardinal Health, Inc.  3 $635 m
16   ChevronTexaco Corp.  17 $433 m
17   Corrections Corp. of America  5 $59.5 m
18   CSC  5 $43 m
19   Daimler AG  9 $443.2 m
20   Dell, Inc.  9 $8.6 m
21   DRS Technologies, Inc.  2 $10 m
22   DynCorp International Inc.  4 $0.8 m
23   Electronic Data Systems  7 $297.4 m
24   Exxon Mobil  39 $2.3 b
25   FedEx Corp.  18 $120.2 m
26   Fluor Corp.  22 $186.4 m
27   Force Protection, Inc.  1 $1.9 .
28   G4S P.L.C.  14 $53 m
29   General Dynamics  9 $63.2 m
30   General Electric  32 $37.4 m
31   GlaxoSmithKline  16 $4.3 b
32   GTSI Corp.  1 $0.4 m
33   Halliburton  7 $755.4 m
34   Harris Corp.  3 $1.6 m
35   Health Net, Inc.  16 $687.1 m
36   Hewlett-Packard Co.  4 $204.8 m
37   Honeywell International Inc.  30 $641.2 m
38   Humana  10 $129.7 m
39   IBM Corporation  10 $823.6 m
40   Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.  2 $37.5 m
41   Johns Hopkins Univ.  4 $4.6 m
42   KBR  18 $103 m
43   L-3 Communications  5 $41.3 m
44   Lockheed Martin  50 $577.2 m
45   McKesson  8 $1.36 b
46   Merck & Co., Inc.  10 $5.8 b
47   Northrop Grumman  27 $790.4 m
48   Parsons Corp.  2 $3.2 m
49   Raytheon Co.  17 $475.8 m
50   Royal Dutch Shell PLC  20 $1.1 b
51   SAIC  10 $14.5 m
52   Sanofi-Aventis  5 $289.9 m
53   Shaw Group  3 $12.9 m
54   SRA International  1 $0
55   Stewart & Stevenson Services  1 $7.0 m
56   Textron, Inc.  9 $22.3 m
57   Unisys Corporation  5 $3.9 m
58   United Space Alliance  1 $0
59   Univ. of California  25 $69.3 m
60   Univ. of Chicago  4 $22.7 m
61   UT-Battelle LLC  3 $0.3 m
62   UTC  13 $383.0 m 

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