Fraud Detection and Prevention in the Public Sector

Oct 30, 2012

Instances of fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) permeate all facets of the public sector, with federal, state, and local government agencies losing billions of dollars annually to illegal, improper, or wasteful distribution of benefits. While many factors contribute to the occurrence of fraudulent or illegal activity, most experts agree that the poor economic environment has caused the problem to grow out of control.

Benefit rolls and program dollars are on the rise, but some organizations are reducing the number of staff investigating this serious problem. Investigators must be as productive as possible while facing difficult challenges including disparate information, lack of cross-agency collaboration, manual processing, and the increasing sophistication of criminals.

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