This Oct. 24, 2016, photo shows dollar bills in New York. Fraudsters are increasingly picking up the phone and trying to steal your money by pretending to be a government worker or a family member in trouble. In 2016, impostor scams overtook identity theft to become the second-most reported fraud, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

The Veterans Benefits Administration takes on fraud against veterans

December being National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, VBA has programs in place to protect its own assets and to help veterans protect theirs.

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Hazards of self-certification and other lessons learned from federal government’s pandemic response

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Federal procurement fraud occurs more often than you might think

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Federal contractors warned to prepare for stricter oversight with new administration

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Has the SBA gotten better at preventing fraudulent loans?

The Small Business Administration has revised its procedures when it comes to fraudulent loans and the Paycheck Protection Program.

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FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies, in Philadelphia. The IRS is delaying tax refunds for millions of low-income families as the agency steps up efforts to combat identity theft and fraud. Starting in 2017, a federal law requires the tax agency to delay refunds until Feb. 15 for people who claim the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. The IRS says processing times will delay most of the refunds until the end of February. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pandemic stimulus underscores agency challenges with identity management

Agencies have run into challenges verifying the identity of benefit recipients, and fraudsters have exploited gaps in this process, using stolen personal…

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Watchdog group says COVID spending waste worse than previously thought

The Project on Government Oversight’s senior analyst Sean Moulton joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share what he’s been able to find out.

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