Seto Bagdoyan

  • Seto Bagdoyan: Regulating online firearms sales

    After GAO investigators bought guns online, they worked out a new blueprint for how ATF regulates such sales.

  • NIST leadership tackling physical security weaknesses through culture change, employee training

    NIST recently completed a “security sprint” and is implementing lessons learned.

  • FCC details plans to cut fraud and abuse in Lifeline program

    The FCC and the Universal Service Administrative Company say they have plans in motion to reduce fraud and abuse in the Lifeline program, but lawmakers remain skeptical.

  • Seto Bagdoyan: FCC broadband program at risk for fraud

    The Federal Communications Commission’s program for providing subsidized broadband to low income families is at a high risk for fraud and abuse, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The FCC has initiated an independent assessment, but that’s still a couple of years off. Joining me with more, Seto Bagdoyan, director of forensic audits at the GAO, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Seto Bagdoyan: Keeping fraudulent providers out of Medicare, Medicaid

    Fraudulent providers to Medicare and Medicaid make up only a small percentage of all providers. But they account for an outsized percentage of misspent dollars. One way to cut improper payments is to keep such providers out of the system in the first place with stronger enrollment controls. Seto Bagdoyan, director of forensic audits and investigative services at the Government Accountability Office, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the latest look at this problem.

  • Seto Bagdoyan: CMS and fraudulent medical providers

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has had only partial success stopping fraudulent doctors and suppliers from signing up to receive payments. Billions of dollars are at stake. That’s according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Two of CMS’ screening procedures work well, but GAO found major weaknesses in two others. Seto Bagdoyan is director of the Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at GAO. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report.

  • Seto Bagdoyan: Soft security measures in Health Insurance Marketplace

    The Government Accountability Office recently conducted 18 undercover tests of the federal Health Insurance Marketplace; 12 of those focused on phone or online applications. The results? All but one received subsidized health insurance coverage, despite a lack of sufficient documentation. Seto Bagdoyan is director of the Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at GAO. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to further discuss the tests.

  • Seto Bagdoyan, Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, GAO

    The Office of Personnel Management’s Innovation Lab needs to prove it’s worth keeping around, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO says the lab doesn’t have performance metrics to show how much its ideas are actually helping other agencies. Seto Bagdoyan, acting director of audit services for GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, tells In Depth with Francis Rose your agency’s innovative problem-solvers need help proving they actually exist.