Fraud (51 - 60 of 90 items)
Supplemental Security Income: Disability Program Vulnerable to Applicant Fraud When Middlemen Are Used
HEHS-95-116: Published: Aug 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed fraudulent claims for disability benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, focusing on: (1) the extent of fraudulent applications submitted by non-English speaking immigrants using middlemen; (2) factors that contribute to SSI vulnerability to such fraudulent applications; and (3) government initiatives to combat such fraudulen...
Investigations Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1994-96
IAP-95-36: Published: Sep 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Investigations issue area plan for fiscal years 1994 through 1996.GAO plans to: (1) identify ways to reduce the government's vulnerability to fraud and abuse in contracting; (2) identify grant, loan, and entitlement program areas vulnerable to conflicts of interest and other unethical practices; (3) promote mechanisms to restore public trust in government; (4) demonstrate grant,...
Failed Financial Institutions: RTC/FDIC Risk Fraud and Mismanagement by Employing Those Deemed Culpable
OSI-95-1: Published: Oct 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) have sufficient systems to assist hiring and management officials in culpability determinations.GAO found that: (1) RTC and FDIC are vulnerable to fraud, abuse, or mismanagement because they do not systematically screen employees or applicants found...
IRS Automation: Controlling Electronic Filing Fraud and Improper Access to Taxpayer Data
T-AIMD/GGD-94-183: Published: Jul 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1994.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to: (1) control fraud in the electronic filing program; (2) safeguard taxpayer automated files from unauthorized access by IRS employees; and (3) reduce unnecessary risk from its computer systems environment. GAO noted that: (1) although IRS plans to make electronic tax return filing the cornerstone of its future business plans, the system...
GAO High-Risk Program
AIMD-94-72R: Published: Jan 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1994.
GAO provided updated information on its high risk program, focusing on: (1) lending and insuring issues; (2) contracting issues; and (3) accountability issues. GAO noted that: (1) although the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made efforts to address program management problems, billions of dollars are at risk because of organizational, systems, and staffing problems; (2) inade...
IRS Information Systems: Weaknesses Increase Risk of Fraud and Impair Reliability of Management Information
AIMD-93-34: Published: Sep 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) computerized information system controls as part of its audit of IRS fiscal year 1992 financial statements.GAO found that: (1) IRS does not adequately restrict access to taxpayer data to those computer support staff who need it and does not adequately monitor the activities of employees who are authorized to read and change taxpayer files; (2) ther...
VA Health Care: VA Did Not Thoroughly Investigate All Allegations by the Froelich Trust Group
HRD-92-141: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) investigation into allegations made by a veterans group, focusing on the thoroughness, objectivity, and conclusions drawn by VA investigators.GAO found that: (1) VA did not thoroughly investigate the allegation that its software integration procedures for its Decentralized Hospital Comp...
Fraud and Abuse: Stronger Controls Needed in Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
GGD-91-95: Published: Jul 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) internal controls over the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, focusing on whether those controls adequately protected funds from fraud and abuse within the context of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).GAO found that: (1) OPM has not fully accomplished the objectives of F...
HUD Reforms: Limited Progress Made Since the HUD Scandals
T-RCED-91-62: Published: Jun 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) progress in correcting the widespread fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement that was uncovered in 1989. GAO noted that: (1) it was too early to determine whether reforms would be effective in correcting targeted problems; (2) such HUD problems as inadequate information and financial management systems, weak internal controls, i...
Government Financial Vulnerability: 14 Areas Needing Special Review
OCG-90-1: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described its planned special audit of 14 federal programs that it believed to be particularly vulnerable to mismanagement, fraud, abuse, and major losses of funds due to poor internal control and financial management systems.GAO noted that it planned to investigate the: (1) Resolution Trust Corporation's management and disposal of approximately $200 billio...