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Treasury giving agencies a fighting chance to prevent fraud

David Lebryk, the fiscal assistant secretary at the Treasury Department, said a new machine learning tool is reducing the chance of fraud from paper checks.

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Joint review meetings are OMB’s latest tool to improve program performance

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

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President Joe Biden speaks about status of the country's fight against COVID-19 in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden admin. hopes to make government services more inclusive for transgender people

In today’s Federal Newscast, the White House wants to boost inclusion for transgender people in federal services.

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Pandemic relief oversight sheds new light on persistent gaps in federal spending data

Oversight offices are raising issues with the timeliness and accuracy of the data reported to

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FILE - In this March 22, 2013 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. As millions of Americans file their income tax returns, their chances of getting audited by the IRS have rarely been so low. The number of people audited by the IRS last year dropped for the sixth straight year, to just over 1 million. The last time so few people were audited was 2004, when the population was significantly smaller.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS ‘struck a nerve’ with facial recognition, but pieces missing in fight against fraud

But agencies, amid a surge in public demand to use government services digitally, as well as a rise in improper payments from COVID-19 stimulus programs, face growing pressure to make customer services easier to access, but also more secure.

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