Executive Overview: Combating Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Improper Payments - Best Practices for Government Agencies
Source: SAS Institute
The federal budget is nearly US$3 trillion, and wherever there is money, there is the potential for misappropriation or misuse - intentional or otherwise. Banks, insurance companies and other managers of "big Money" can turn away customers who show unethical intents, but governments exist to serve everybody - not just the most law-abiding citizens. It should be no surprise that billions of dollars can be siphoned away from worthy programs due to process deficiencies, lack of transparency or outright fraud.