Accession Number : ADA621148
Title : Training for Success: A Comparison of Anti-Fraud Knowledge Competencies
Descriptive Note : MBA professional rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
Personal Author(s) : Gaffney, Mercedes M ; Essex, Nicholas R
Report Date : Dec 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 115
Abstract : The United States Air Force (USAF) spends billions of dollars each year on procurement contracts ranging from simple services to major weapons systems acquisitions. While procurement spending provides the USAF with access to specialized services that would not normally be available within the Department of Defense, procurement fraud is an unfortunate byproduct of the acquisition process. As the primary agency responsible for investigating incidents of major procurement fraud in the USAF, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) has developed and implemented a number of specific training programs that focus on anti-fraud and financial crimes education for the special agents assigned to conduct fraud investigations. In an effort to foster continued program improvement, this research compared AFOSI anti-fraud training curriculum and certification requirements with the professional standard anti-fraud certification requirements established by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The comparison identified gaps and overlaps between the AFOSI training requirements and the ACFE certification requirements. This research identified that approximately two-thirds of the knowledge competencies overlapped between the two sets of requirements. The overlaps implied a common understanding between the two organizations regarding the knowledge competencies necessary for an individual to possess in order to adequately investigate fraud. The gaps in knowledge competencies between the two organizations were attributed to differences in purview, organizational mission, and jurisdiction between the AFOSI and the ACFE.
Descriptors : *CRIMES , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *TRAINING , COMPARISON , CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS , FEDERAL LAW , MANUALS , MODELS , PREVENTION , REQUIREMENTS
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Sociology and Law
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE