HomeNewsArticle Display

Help save billions through Fraud Working Group

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) -- The ability to spot fraud during weapons systems acquisition will be the focus of an upcoming Northeast Fraud Working Group meeting Oct. 30.

Air Force Materiel Command sees approximately 90 percent of all Air Force significant fraud cases, and efforts by AFMC personnel have helped save the government more than $1.3 billion. More than 35 parties per year are prohibited from doing business with the government by sharp-eyed fraud detectors who look for issues with labor, hardware and, increasingly, electronic parts and software.

“Our message to government employees is this: ‘You are the protectors of warfighter supply’,” said Drew Ayers, acquisition fraud counsel with AFMC’s law office, who helped organize the conference. “If something seems off, it probably is. If you act, you can keep men and women downrange safe by alerting us or investigators at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.”

According to Ayers, his office works hard to put dollars recovered from fraud cases back on contract where possible.

Six attorneys at AFMC have trained more than 15,000 government employees, over the past ten years, across the country how to spot fraud through several training methods.

Three speakers will teach Hanscom AFB personnel how to spot fraud during the Oct. 30 meeting at the Brown Conference Room at Hanscom AFB's Building 1305, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Working group attendees are eligible for continuous learning points and professional education credit.

The speakers include: Ralph Kisich, an AFOSI agent from procurement fraud in detachment 6; Rogelio Fernandez, Associate General Counsel for the U.S. Air Force’s contractor responsibility; and Abraham Raymond, a Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general special agent. They will address common types of fraud schemes, ways the government remedies fraud and what types of fraud the local Veterans Affairs medical network frequently sees.

Acquisition personnel should take suspected fraud to AFOSI. Agents there act defensively and offensively to prevent and respond to fraud. Defensively, AFOSI trains and briefs on fraud prevention techniques. Offensively, it detects, investigates and neutralizes fraud by working with other law enforcement agencies and building cases to deter further harm to the acquisition process.

There is no signup sheet, but navigate here to register for continuous learning points. Click “apply for a CL event” and then select “Northeast Fraud Working Group October 2018” from the dropdown event list.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
Refueling procedures differ from aircraft to aircraft. Learn how #CV22 Osprey #pilots performed recently with the… https://t.co/iXfoGWYCZ3
RT @Southcom: #SOUTHCOM Military Dep. Commander @USAirForce Lt. Gen. Michael Plehn met today w/ Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jimén…
RT @AFSOUTH: 🇨🇴The @FuerzaAereaCol is training with 🇺🇸U.S. joint forces and 5 Partner Nation Air Forces at @NellisAFB for🚩#RedFlag! This is…
Our friends over @48FighterWing got a great photo of an #Airman working on the #F15 #StrikeEagle, helping to ensure… https://t.co/3voiBxkfa1
#Airmen from the U.S., Thailand, & Singapore visited a local school as part of a cultural exchange during Exercise… https://t.co/7yUZ8QIwRK
It's all in the details as Aircrew Flight Equipment #Airmen supply lifesaving equipment, ensuring aircrews continue… https://t.co/7zbizluJOU
The #AirForce is all about going the extra step to ensure things are done the right way. This precaution is pertine… https://t.co/EcLxM9LYXJ
RT @Offutt_AFB: “We took a hit with some flooding, but we are going to regenerate and we are going to come back stronger, more lethal, and…
RT @SecAFOfficial: Right now, 1/3 of @Offutt_AFB is heavily-flooded, including their HQ building. Thankfully, people & aircraft are safe...…
#ICYMI: We recently released our latest Air Force TV Podcast, featuring @AstroHague! Never miss a future #USAF TV p… https://t.co/ubBdl730Dl
“Fulfilling our Nation’s Promise” is the motto of @dodpaa located at @JointBasePHH. Its mission – “To provide the f… https://t.co/WWxcKOUUaF
.@Offutt_AFB #Airmen worked around the clock to fortify facilities w/ 235,000+ sandbags and 460 flood barriers, min… https://t.co/Hw45u8RNhT
This new laser cleans up corrosion & helps @AndersenAFBGuam #Airmen get the mission done faster, cheaper, & more sa… https://t.co/cmMz6wQvaF
.@HQUSAFEPA works to thwart Norway's tolls, upgrades fleet to #electricvehicles saving approximately $4000 per year… https://t.co/m3GU8q34aZ
#Airmen & #Soldiers deployed to two different installations in #Qatar combine optometry capabilities to ensure serv… https://t.co/SgRGYCiInG
Welcome to the fleet, Ghostrider! The 4th Special Operations Squadron is now home to @AFSpecOpsCmd’s newest aircraf… https://t.co/teNYuXnFh0
.@TeamMinot celebrates equality this #WomensHistoryMonth by hosting an all-women’s missile alert.… https://t.co/2379t1LIZm
.@US_EUCOM received a Bomber Task Force of #B52s, #Airmen and equipment in preparation for joint and allied theater… https://t.co/itIF3lxCcA
Hear #Airmen of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron share what the #C130J mission means to them. https://t.co/MifPeiclpP
.@ScottAFB #Airmen use their love of the game to even the battlefield both on and off the court. https://t.co/ul1Z33LV2t