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Some feds continue to see fraudulent FSAFEDS deductions

One former official questioned why OPM and the FSAFEDS program didn’t have stronger fraud controls in place before recent reports of fraudulent deductions.

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COMET recompete, Polaris protests keep acquisition exciting in early fiscal 2024

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Did agencies forget how to prevent fraud during pandemic relief?

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‘Eye-watering kind of fraud’: Improper payments account for third of pandemic unemployment program’s funds

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SSA built a system to help combat identity fraud. Backers say it’s ‘at risk of collapse’

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Billions in funding, not enough oversight resources, IGs tell Congress

Inspectors General from science-based agencies told House lawmakers they are fighting an uphill battle against fraud in grant and other programs as funding…

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DHS digital identity tests come as Biden administration looks to tamp down on online fraud

Homeland Security officials this year will test the extent to which software can verify the authenticity of an ID based off just a smartphone photo and…

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FILE - A worker carries a large parcel at the United States Postal Service sorting and processing facility Nov. 18, 2021, in Boston. Congress would lift onerous budget requirements that have helped push the Postal Service deeply into debt and would require it to continue delivering mail six days per week under bipartisan legislation that approached House approval Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

USPS tightens online security after fraudsters steal employees’ paychecks

The Postal Service is tightening its online security measures, in response to fraudsters targeting the financial information of USPS employees.

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