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VA Direct Access Program - Office of Inspector General (OIG) Fighting Fraud Against Veterans Virtual Information Session

VA Direct Access Program - Office of Inspector General (OIG) 

Fighting Fraud Against Veterans 

Virtual Information Session

Date: November 4, 2021

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex

Virtual Session Recording
To access the session recording, click the link below
The recording access password is: QwKbNc@4
Recording Link: https://veteransaffairs.webex.com/veteransaffairs/lsr.php?RCID=c2041a5458083840f00a3f4400250131
Session Presentation: OSDBU Presentation - November - 2021-FINAL.pdf



Event Description

Veteran-Owned Small Businesses are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the process of reporting fraud against the Department.

The Investigative Development Division (IDD) is focused on procurement and construction fraud against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In addition to investigating cases involving procurement and construction fraud against the Department IDD investigates waste and abuse, threats against VA personnel and property, and benefits fraud.  IDD has also identified potential COVID-19 fraud schemes against not only VA but small businesses as well. VA OIG has made criminal arrests and effected monetary recovery from procurement and construction fraud cases. This information session intends to educate the audience about IDD, provide examples of potential fraud, discuss COVID fraud, and provide contact information to report suspected fraud.

If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access program by e-mail at directaccess@va.gov or by phone at 202 461 4694.


About The Program Office

Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Investigative Development Division

Mission

To serve veterans and the public by conducting meaningful independent oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Vision

To perform audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews that improve the efficiency, 

effectiveness, and integrity of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ programs and services.

To achieve this vision, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) will

• identify and prioritize work that will have the greatest impact on the lives of veterans, their 

families and caregivers, and on VA resources and operations;

• prevent and address fraud and other crimes, waste, and abuse, as well as advance efforts 

to hold responsible individuals accountable;

• help ensure eligible veterans and other beneficiaries receive prompt and high-quality 

health care, services, and benefits by issuing accurate, timely, and objective reports; and

• make meaningful data- and evidence-driven recommendations that enhance VA programs 

or operations and promote the appropriate use of taxpayer dollars


Location

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Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:30PM MST
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