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Patrick O'Carroll, Inspector General, Social Security Administration

Disability fraud and deceased benefit fraud are two of the biggest threats to the integrity of the Social Security Administration, according to the agency's Inspector General. Patrick O'Carroll says preventing those types of fraud before they start is his number one priority this year. He shared his Top 3 for 2015 on In Depth with Francis Rose. He tells Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley how his office plans to meet its goal.

Tags: Office of Inspector General , SSA , Oversight , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Tuesday - 01/06/2015, 04:24pm EST

On DoD: Defense's inspector general hotline

On this week's show, Patrick Gookin, director of the DoD Inspector General Hotline, spends the full hour with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu to talk about wny the hotline's staff is now spending more time on its core mission.

Tags: Patrick Gookin , DoD , inspector general , customer service , On DoD , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:36pm EST
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89 charged in Medicare fraud busts in 8 cities

Nearly 100 people, including 14 doctors and nurses, were charged for their roles in separate Medicare scams that cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

Tags: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , Eric Holder , Kathleen Sebelius , Justice Department

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 09:10am EDT

House Republicans deride VA for non-answers on conference spending

The Veterans' Affairs Committee is turning up its oversight heat after Veterans Affairs officials "stonewalled" their questions. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) said there are 66 outstanding questions on conference spending that the committee has been waiting for answers from VA since August. VA pushed back saying it has responded as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Tags: management , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jeff Miller , W. Scott Gould , Phillipa Anderson , conference spending , Congress , Oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 05:26am EST
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With $104M whistleblower payout, IRS hoping money talks

Providing awards to whistleblowers is key to bringing would-be informants forward. And a record $104 million after taxes payout to former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld serves as a billboard to whistleblowers that the IRS is willing to pay out for information that helps catch tax cheaters.

Tags: whistleblower , IRS , Stephen Kohn , Bradley Birkenfeld , tax evasion ,

Monday - 09/24/2012, 02:30pm EDT
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Timing, technology converge to better attack improper payments

Over the last three years, agencies understood the problem better, improved how they tracked the information and used advanced data analysis tools to lower the governmentwide rate to 4.69 percent from 5.42 percent in 2009. While the amount of money improperly paid out hit a high of $125 billion in 2010, Danny Werfel, the Office of Management and Budget's controller, expects it to drop for a second consecutive year, below the $115 billion mark in 2011.

Tags: management , Improper payments , Danny Werfel , Kathy Tighe , Earl Devaney , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Government Accountability and Transparency Board , OMB , education , Obama Impact , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:31pm EDT
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Analysis: Further actions against GSA commissioners remain a possibility

Although scandal rocked the General Services Administration's leadership this last week, it remains unclear whether the four regional commissioners out on leave would face criminal prosecution.

Tags: GSA , Debra Roth , Bransford Shaw and Roth , Federal Drive , workforce , management , Michael OConnell , acquisition , Contracting , inspector general ,

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 10:21am EDT
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