Fraud (71 - 80 of 89 items)
DOD Fraud Hotline: Generally Effective but Some Changes Needed
AFMD-86-9: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the efficiency of the Department of Defense (DOD) Fraud Hotline as a means of receiving and processing allegations of waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DOD, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of Hotline procedures for receiving, recording, and referring allegations for investigation; (2) the independence of investigators working on Hotline allegations...
7-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary
AFMD-86-32FS: Published: Feb 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress of its Fraud Hotline during the past 7 years.GAO found that: (1) the structure as well as the interviewing, screening, referral, and follow-up procedures of the Hotline have not changed in the past 7 years; (2) over 74,000 calls have been received in the past 7 years which resulted in 12,000 cases warranting further review; (3) 71 perc...
National Parks: Allegations Concerning Yosemite National Park Drug Investigation
RCED-86-67FS: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined allegations regarding the conduct of the Yosemite Law Enforcement Office (LEO) during a drug investigation.GAO found that: (1) concerning the allegation that information on the background and conduct of many LEO investigators and informants which would have diminished their credibility before the grand jury was not contained in LEO files, one inves...
Department of Commerce's Second-Year Efforts To Implement the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
RCED-86-21: Published: Nov 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's second-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act and assessed: (1) Commerce's progress in implementing actions to correct internal control weaknesses and in improving its internal control evaluation process; (2) Commerce's progress in correcting accounting systems' areas of nonconformance with the Comptroller General's principles...
Stronger Internal Controls Over HUD Single-Family Mortgage Insurance Programs Would Discourage Fraud
RCED-85-4: Published: May 13, 1985. Publicly Released: May 13, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) home loan insurance approval procedures under the single-family mortgage insurance program.GAO found that: (1) since 1934, HUD single-family mortgage insurance programs have insured about 14 million loans, of which about 6 percent have failed; (2) HUD relies on lenders to obtain and verify inf...
Crime, Abuse, and the Computer: The Problem and the Federal Experience
124849: Jan 1, 1984
The federal government, with over 16,000 major computer systems, is greatly affected by computer crime. This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 3, Summer 1984, addresses the need for increased computer crime awareness through: (1) exploring the concept of computer crime; (2) discussing major problems GAO has found in federal information system security; (3) discussing possib...
Computer Matching To Detect Error, Waste, and Fraud in Government Programs
120133: Dec 16, 1982
GAO testified before a congressional subcommittee on the use of computer matching as a means of detecting and preventing error, waste, and fraud in Government programs. Computer matching is a technique in which selected data within computer files are compared to identify certain conditions. Because the computer provides the capability of matching large numbers of records at high speed, computer ma...
[Economies, Efficiencies, and Savings--A Challenge for Comptrollers and Auditors]
121534: Oct 28, 1982
In an address before a joint meeting of Government accountants and military comptrollers, GAO cited the need to achieve efficiencies and savings in Government, especially in the Department of Defense, and to restore public confidence. GAO noted the importance of coordinating and upgrading all facets of Federal financial management systems as well as streamlining the budget process. Specific sugges...
The Proposed Program Fraud Civil Penalties Act
118070: Apr 1, 1982
In a testimony before a congressional committee, the Special Assistant to the Comptroller General noted that fraud in government operations and programs can undermine the integrity of the federal government and, under the present system, individuals can commit fraud against the government with little or no fear of federal reprisal. S. 1780 would provide agencies with a mechanism to impose civil pe...
The Case for Programwide Statistical Reviews of Fraud and Abuse
118596: Jan 1, 1982
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 2, Spring 1982, discusses a Migrant Education Program evaluation and points out that it is often more cost effective to have a large-scale statistical review of the programwide incidence of fraud and abuse before devoting resources to smaller scale audits on a site-by-site basis. Some evaluation objectives are to: (1) analyze a program...