FRAUD HOTLINE. DOD Fraud Hotline: Generally Effective but Some Changes Needed
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Department of Defense DOD, like several other federal agencies, has a fraud hotline for receiving allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. The DOD Hotline is operated by the departments Office of Inspector General DOD OIG. At the request of Senators William V. Roth and Jim Sasser, GAO reviewed the DOD Hotline operation. GAOS review focused on the adequacy of Hotline procedures for receiving, recording, and referring allegations for investigation the independence of investigators working on DOD Hotline allegations the completeness and thoroughness of the investigative work and the extent of the Hotline effort to review and analyze completed investigative report findings for possible patterns, trends, and systemic weaknesses in DOD programs and operations.
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