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Senators probe GSA financial controls after conference scandal

The leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee gave the acting GSA administrator 21 days to answer 41 multi-part questions about the agency's efforts to prevent waste, fraud and abuse following the now infamous Western Regions Conference. Senators also recommended the agency review all other recent GSA conferences for possible problems.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , GSA , conference spending , waste , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Financial management , Shakeup at GSA , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 09:38am EDT

2 contractors sentenced for defrauding DoD

A federal court has sentenced two South Florida aircraft-parts brokers for defrauding the military.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Daytona Aerospace , contracting ,

Monday - 04/09/2012, 09:44am EDT

USDA cracks down on food stamp fraud

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking a harder line on fraud in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program.

Tags: Audrey Rowe , SNAP , USDA , Federal Drive , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 09:38am EST
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How to combat insider fraud at agencies

Linda Springer, a former controller at the Office of Management and Budget, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what steps agencies should take to detect and root out insider fraud.

Tags: OMB , Linda Springer , In Depth , Francis Rose , best practices , insider threat , Technology

Monday - 01/30/2012, 06:30pm EST
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USDA saves $800 million in improper payments from being made

USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon says that his department has cut improper payments from 10 percent to less than 4 percent from its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Tags: USDA , Kevin Concannon , SNAP , Federal Drive , food stamps , Ruben Gomez , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 10:32am EST
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Justice reports record false claims recoveries

The Justice Department reported Monday that it has recovered nearly $9 billion in fraud against the government since the beginning of the Obama administration, a record three-year total.

Tags: DoJ , False Claims Act , contracting , Industry , Improper payments

Monday - 12/19/2011, 12:29pm EST

Treasury, HHS, Justice find more areas to cut waste

Cutting back on excess dollar-coins, tackling Medicare prescription drug abuse and prosecuting procurement fraud are just some of the ways the White House says agencies cut back on government waste in 2011.

Tags: management , OMB , HHS , DoJ , Treasury , Campaign to Cut Waste , Joseph Biden , waste , abuse , Medicare , Medicaid , Kathleen Sebelius , Neal Wolin , James Cole , U.S. Mint , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 05:14am EST
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Signs of fraud in the workplace

Ken Bricker, a partner at Dixon, Hughes and Goodman, discusses some checks managers can put to prevent embezzlement.

Tags: Ken Bricker , Dixon, Hughes and Goodman , management , Federal Drive , Michael Hase , USAID

Monday - 12/12/2011, 12:26pm EST
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New online toolkit aims to help agencies combat fraud

Helena Sims, the director of Intergovernmental Relations at the Association of Government Accountants, told In Depth with Francis Rose that agencies can face a variety of fraud and it's often difficult to detect all the "red flags." A new online toolkit created by the AGA aims to help agencies tackle fraud.

Tags: management , best practices , AGA , Helena Sims , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:33pm EST
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House bill targets fraud and abuse in Medicare

Reps. John Carney (D-Del.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) introduced a bill today that aims to fight waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Tags: John Carney , Peter Roskam , Medicare , Medicaid , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Congress , House , Senate , budget

Friday - 11/11/2011, 02:47pm EST
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