fraud

Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkGSA, General Services Administration

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

The General Services Administration is facing two new protests of its small business IT services contract known as Polaris, while VA’s awards under T4NG2…

Read more
Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

Did agencies forget how to prevent fraud during pandemic relief?

Read more
Pandemic Aid Great Grift Small Business Fraud

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

Read more
Amelia Brust, Federal News NetworkSocial Security, SSA, worker, telework

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

Read more
budget cuts

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

Read more
(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

Read more
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

Read more
GSA

HUD emphasizing need to do front-end fraud risk assessments for programs

Read more
House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, during the committee's hearing hearing on overhauling the nation's financial rules.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A $28 billion SBA pandemic relief program for restaurants looks to have served up some fraud and sloppy oversight

In today’s Federal Newscast: A $28 billion SBA pandemic relief program for restaurants looks to have served up some fraud and sloppy oversight. House Republicans…

Read more
FILE - The Department of Homeland Security logo is seen during a news conference in Washington, Feb. 25, 2015. DHS says a looming Supreme Court decision on abortion, an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months. DHS said June 7, 2022, in the National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin the U.S. was in a

Nearly $3 million in possible COVID fraud tied to DHS employees

In today’s Federal Newscast: Nearly $3 million in possible COVID fraud is tied to DHS employees. A government shutdown is off the table, probably. And…

Read more
FILE - Attorney General Merrick Garland, looks at federal prosecutor Kevin Chambers, right, after appointing him to be the Justice Department's chief pandemic fraud prosecutor, during a meeting of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Fraud Enforcement Task Force at the Justice Department, March 10, 2022 in Washington. The U.S. Secret Service recovered $286 million in fraudulently obtained pandemic funds to the Small Business Administration, Friday, Aug. 26. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Secret Service recovers $286M in stolen pandemic loans

The U.S. Secret Service said Friday that it has recovered $286 million in fraudulently obtained pandemic loans and is returning the money to the Small Business Administration

Read more