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GAO Issues New Tool Designed to Help Federal Agencies Combat Fraud

WASHINGTON, DC (July 28, 2015) - To help federal program managers combat fraud and ensure integrity in government agencies and programs, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released A Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs. Effective fraud risk management can help ensure that federal programs and services fulfill their intended purposes, funds are spent effectively, and assets are properly safeguarded. Too often, federal program managers are left with trying to recoup money after inappropriate payments have been made, rather than proactively managing the fraud risks in order to prevent fraud from occurring in the first place.

“Federal managers oversee how hundreds of billions of dollars are spent annually and this new conceptual framework can be a highly effective tool in helping managers fight fraud wherever it exists,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. “Although managers have made progress in dealing with fraud, embracing a more strategic approach to managing fraud risks will certainly enhance those efforts. This framework outlines guidance for developing such an approach, providing managers a host of actions ranging from ways to think about fraud risks to measuring the results of their antifraud efforts.”

The Framework describes leading practices managers can use to strategically manage fraud risks. It organizes these practices into a conceptual framework with four overarching themes: 1) creating a structure and culture conducive to combating fraud, 2) planning regular fraud risk assessments, 3) designing and implementing a strategy to mitigate fraud risks, and 4) evaluating outcomes and adapting activities, as needed, to improve fraud risk management.

The Framework provides guidance that complements other federal efforts pertaining to fraud risk management, such as the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; guidance promulgated by the Office of Management and Budget to report, reduce, and recover improper payments; and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012. Each of those efforts highlights the importance of fraud risk management. Unlike those efforts, though, the Framework focuses exclusively on fraud risk management.

To develop the Framework, GAO consulted dozens of antifraud experts, including those representing Offices of Inspectors General, the Council of Inspectors General for Integrity and Efficiency, state and local government, the private sector, the World Bank, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. GAO also conducted an extensive literature review of publications on fraud risk management and obtained independent validation of leading practices from program officials.

A Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs is available on GAO’s website at http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-15-593SP. For more information, contact Chuck Young, Managing Director of Public Affairs, at 202-512-4800.

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GAO Issues New Tool Designed to Help Federal Agencies Combat Fraud
http://www.gao.gov/press/pr_tool_helps_agencies_fight_fraud_jul_28_2015.htm

Jul 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC (July 28, 2015) - To help federal program managers combat fraud and ensure integrity in government agencies and programs, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released A Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs. Effective fraud risk management can help ensure that federal programs and services fulfill their intended purposes, funds are spent effectively, and assets a...
GAO Makes MedPAC Appointments, Designates Chair
http://www.gao.gov/press/medpac_appointments2015may.htm

May 21, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC (May 21, 2015) – Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of a new member to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), as well as the reappointment of five current members and the designation of the Commission’s Chair. “When it comes to the future of Medicare, MedPAC serves a ve...
GAO Makes New Appointments to the PCORI Methodology Committee and Health IT Policy Committee
http://www.gao.gov/press/appointments_hcac_2015may.htm

May 4, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC (May 4, 2015) - Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of new members to two health care entities — the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee. PCORI Methodology Committee The Met...
U.S. Government's 2014 Financial Report Underscores Continuing Financial Management and Fiscal Challenges
http://www.gao.gov/press/us_2014_financial_report.htm

Feb 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2015) — The federal government’s serious material internal control weaknesses, along with significant uncertainties, and other limitations continued to prevent the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) from  rendering an opinion on the  federal government’s consolidated financial statements. As in past years, three main obstacles prevented GAO from rendering an opi...
GAO Adds IT Acquisitions and Operations and VA Health Care to Latest High Risk List
http://www.gao.gov/press/latest_high_risk_list.htm

Feb 11, 2015
Progress Seen in Many Areas; New Area Ratings Introduced WASHINGTON, DC (February 11, 2015)– The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released its biennial High Risk List and announced the addition of two new areas: "IT Acquisitions and Operations" and "Veterans Affairs Health Care." “Too frequently, federal IT investments fail to be completed or incur cost overruns and schedule slippages while contri...
Statement on Sierra Nevada Bid Protest Decision
http://www.gao.gov/press/pr_statement_sierra_nevada_bid_protest.htm

Jan 5, 2015
The following is a statement from Ralph O. White, Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law at GAO, regarding today’s decision resolving a protest filed by Sierra Nevada Corp., B-410485, et al., January 5, 2015. On January 5, 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest filed by Sierra Nevada Corp., of Louisville, Colorado, challenging the award of contracts to The Boeing Co...
GAO Makes MACPAC Appointments
http://www.gao.gov/press/macpac_appointments_2015.html

Dec 19, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2014) – Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of six new members to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and the designation of the Commission’s new Vice Chair. “In making today’s appointments, GAO was able to draw from an exceptionally stron...
GAO Rises in "Best Places to Work" Rankings
http://www.gao.gov/press/best_places_2014.htm

Dec 9, 2014
Washington, D.C. (December 9, 2014) – The Partnership for Public Service today announced that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has again placed highly in its roster of the best places to work in the federal government, rising to second place among mid-size agencies. GAO ranked third in that category in 2013. The independent, legislative branch support agency also again ranked number one in its s...
GAO Makes Appointment to PCORI Governing Board
http://www.gao.gov/press/pcori_governing_board_2014sep30.htm

Sep 30, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC (September 30, 2014) — Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of Barbara J. McNeil, MD, PhD, the Ridley Watts Professor and founding head of the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, to the Governing Board of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). ...
GAO Names New Members to PCORI Methodology Committee
http://www.gao.gov/press/pcori_methodology_comm2014sep18.htm

Sep 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2014) - Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the appointment of three new members to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The Methodology Committee has the important job of assisting PCORI develop and update methodological standards and guid...
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