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DOD Fraud Risk Management: Actions Needed to Enhance Department-Wide Approach, Focusing on Procurement Fraud Risks : Government Accountability Office (GAO) , August , 2021

August 2021

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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From the document: "The Department of Defense (DOD) faces numerous types of procurement fraud schemes (see figure). For example, in January 2015, the owner of a contracting firm pleaded guilty to bribing DOD officials and defrauding DOD of tens of millions of dollars by overbilling for goods and services. To combat departmentwide fraud risks, DOD has taken initial steps that generally align with GAO’s Fraud Risk Framework. However, DOD has not finalized and implemented a comprehensive approach. For example: • DOD created a Fraud Reduction Task Force—a cross-functional team represented by subject matter experts across the department—to prioritize fraud risks and identify solutions. But its membership is incomplete. A year after formation, 11 of DOD’s 59 component organizations, including the Army, had not designated a Task Force representative. Filling vacant Task Force positions would further strengthen DOD’s ability to manage its fraud risks."



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