Current government databases do not provide the information necessary to make a genuine determination of whether a contractor is responsible or risky. The federal government's contractor and grantee responsibility database, the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), is user-unfriendly and limited in the types of cases that it contains.
POGO's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database compiles data on misconduct—and alleged misconduct—committed by the top federal government contractors from 1995 to the present.
The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. Compiling such data results in better decisions about spending nearly $500 billion on goods and services each year and protects taxpayers from fraudulent or otherwise risky contractors.