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House lawmakers aim to tackle improper payments with better data, IT

Rep. Gerry Connolly plans to develop legislation to address the growing issue of improper payments in federal spending.

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With an increase in federal payouts comes an increase in improper payments

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FILE - This May 4, 2021, photo shows the Treasury Building in Washington. The U.S. budget deficit hit a record $2.06 trillion through the first eight months of this budget year as coronavirus relief programs drove spending to all-time highs. The shortfall this year is 9.7% higher than the $1.88 trillion deficit run up over the same period a year ago, the Treasury Department said Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in its monthly budget report. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)

Bureau of the Fiscal Service seeks to issue nearly all payments electronically by 2030

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NSF develops predictive model to flag improper payments in grants

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Predictive analytics being used to spot missing, suspicious payments for agencies

Predictive analytics can help detect internal and external failures.

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How well did the IRS handle pandemic?

The IRS this year has been blessed – or maybe it’s cursed – to live in interesting times. Delayed filings, getting millions of checks out under the pandemic…

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Other methods to determine who’s eligible for government benefits

IRS staff members knew ahead of time that some of the individual payments for pandemic relief would go to the deceased because of how timely vital records data comes in from Social Security.

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