You may think your critical data and assets are protected by network intrusion detection systems, firewalls and the latest technology. However, it’s become increasingly clear this is not enough when cyber fraudsters impersonate real people for criminal purposes. In particular, there’s a shift toward the use of stolen identities online due to the availability ofRead… Read more »
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GIS technology can be used to help address fraud, waste and abuse in several different ways. Organizations benefit from closely examining location-based factors to identify hot spots, regional variations and clusters, such as co-locations of services. Then, real-time data analysis shows spatial trends that inform predictions about future needs and issues — or, in this… Read more »
When assessing the results of a recent GovLoop survey of federal, state and local government employees, several important takeaways stand out that, when combined, paint an interesting picture of the state of anti-fraud technology today in the public sector.
The good news is that there are ways to take steps to combat this growing activity of fraudsters while recognizing the good tax filers and applications, ultimately fostering a positive citizen experience.
On April 19, I was fortunate enough to attend oral arguments at the Supreme Court for Universal Health Services v. Escobar. Although the facts of the case were tied to filings for reimbursement under Medicaid, the legal question at hand – whether the submission of an invoice to the government is an implied certification thatRead… Read more »
Data analytics is changing the way governments make decisions. But while the benefits of data analytics have often been touted, it can still be difficult to know how to incorporate data into your agency operations and what to look for in analytics tools.
If you’ve used the Internet even once in your life, you’re probably familiar with scams. From the more obvious pop-up viruses to the well-disguised phishing emails, scams are an ever-present nuisance in our lives in the digital age. While you have likely encountered fraud attempts online before, what about over the phone? In the wakeRead… Read more »
In yesterday’s DorobekINSIDER, we covered the cybersecurity insider threat for federal agencies – including the insider threat that’s accidental. Likewise, government funded healthcare services have their own brand of accidental insider threats – more commonly known as improper payments. A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) called out states for their IT systemsRead… Read more »
No one likes a sneaky con artist – especially one that is ripping off the government. So the challenge is: how do you track down these elusive figures and make sure they’re stopped? Believe it or not, GIS can help the government discover and locate possible fraudulent activity that pure data and charts can’t showRead… Read more »
This is the second blog in a three-part series exploring smarter counter fraud. “Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.” This quixotic statement from American economist and political philosopher Thomas Cooper praises honesty and fair play, while promising that the system will catch those who try to manipulate it. But in reality, Cooper’sRead… Read more »