Fraud Risk Management in Government Training Workshop

This event qualifies for .7 CEUs

This event qualifies for 7 CPEs

This event qualifies for 7 CLPs

Fraud in government programs is a significant financial and reputational concern. For example, in Medicaid and Medicare alone, federal authorities recovered roughly $2.3 billion in fraud against the federal government in 2014. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the typical organization loses 5 percent of its revenue to fraud each year. Even when detected, 40 to 50 percent of the organizations that fall prey don’t recover their losses. According to ACFE, government and public administration are among the industries most likely to be victims of fraud.


While eliminating fraud is infeasible, a risk-based approach can help agencies both prevent fraud and detect it earlier. In June 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released guidance for government agencies to develop risk-based, proactive anti-fraud programs. The Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs describes practices agencies can take to develop an anti-fraud culture, conduct fraud risk assessments, and map those assessments to their existing controls to identify and mitigate gaps.  


On June 30, 2016, the president signed into law The Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act (FRDAA). Both the FRDAA and OMB Circular A-123 require agencies to adhere to the practices outlined in GAO's Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs. The FRDAA requires agencies to report on their progress as part of their AFR beginning in FY 2017 and every year for the next three years.


This workshop is designed for the managers and senior executives in the offices which perform many of the core programmatic and operational components of an organization to better understand GAO’s Fraud Risk Management guide and the fraud risk management requirements contained in the FRDAA. 


Participants will also gain an understanding of the types of fraud agencies in the federal government encounter, practical tips for conducting a fraud risk assessment, how data analytics can be practically and cost-effectively applied to detect and prevent fraud, and ways to begin implementing the new requirements.


This Workshop is Limited To Government Employees Only to Permit Candid Discussion. The Press and Industry are NOT invited to register for this workshop.

What You Will Learn: 

  • The requirements of the new Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015
  • The key elements of GAO’s Fraud Risk Management Framework
  • How to leverage data analytics capabilities to detect and prevent fraud
  • What types of fraud are common in different areas of government and how to identify it
  • How to conduct an effective fraud risk assessment
  • How to develop an effective fraud risk management program at your agency

Why You Should Attend: 

  • To learn about what the new Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act requires
  • What OMB A-123 requires with regard to fraud
  • How to implement GAO's Fraud Risk Management Framework
  • How to incorporate data analytics into a successful fraud risk management program

Who Should Attend: 

  • Financial and non-financial management professionals responsible for fraud management, implementing the Fraud Prevention Act, risk management/internal controls
  • Fraud management, risk management, and internal controls program managers and team members
  • Program management professionals with responsibilities in managing fraud reduction
  • Auditors
  • Risk management and internal controls steering committee members
  • Inspectors General and staff
  • Chief Financial Officers and staff
  • Chief Procurement and Acquisition Officers and staff
  • Risk management staff
  • Chief Human Capital Officers, HR managers, and staff
  • Managers, directors, and senior officials who have fiduciary/financial and/or risk management responsibilities
  • Program managers and others who are or will be responsible for or involved in creating, overseeing, and implementing fraud risk activities, including those responsible for implementing OMB A-123 requirements, and those responsible for risk management within their agencies.


Lecture, small group discussion, panel discussion, federal executive guest speakers

Speaker and Presenter Information

Keynote Speakers:

Gene Dodaro

Comptroller General of the United States


Guest Speakers:

Scott Dahl

Inspector General, Department of Labor


Chris Hare

Senior Manager, Grant Thornton


Marcus Howard

Program Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)


Caryn Kauffman

Deputy CFO, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)


Denise Lippuner, CPA

Partner, Grant Thornton


Linda Miller

Director, Grant Thornton

(Former GAO Assistant Director and author of the GAO Fraud Framework)


Wendy Morton-Huddleston, CGFM, PMP

Principal, Grant Thornton


Robert Novy

Deputy Assistant Director, U.S. Secret Service Office of Investigations


Paul Seckar

Senior Manager, Applied Analytics Lead, Grant Thornton


Helena Sims

Director of Intergovernmental Relations, AGA


Kiran Sreepada

Senior Associate, Grant Thornton


Shiva Verma

Principal, Grant Thornton

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Census Bureau, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, USAID, National Guard Association

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 7:30am - 4:30pm


Government Fee:  $895.00

Willard InterContinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
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