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

US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Fighting Fraud Against Veterans

Virtual Information Session

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex

Virtual Session Recording
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Session Presentation: Presentation - OIG VIS-March2022-FINAL.pdf

Event Description

The US Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General (OIG), in collaboration with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Direct Access Program (DAP), will host a virtual information session. This virtual session presentation will explain how the VA OIG program office helps protect the small business program, specifically the VOSB and SDVOSB programs, from fraud, waste, and abuse. Veteran-Owned Small Businesses are encouraged to attend this session to learn about the process of reporting fraud against the Department.

By participating in this event, attendees will receive:

    An overview of the VA OIG program office

    A high-level overview of the VOSB/SDVOSB program requirements

    Information on fraud level within the VOSB/SDVOSB program 

    Available resources where suspected fraud and wrong-doing can be reported

About the Program Office

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (VAOIG) 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 VAOIG investigates fraud, waste, and abuse in the wide range of VA programs along with threats against VA personnel and property.  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 VAOIG, provide an overview of the SDVOB/VOSB program requirements, scope of the SDVOSB/VOSB fraud, and provide contact information to report suspected fraud.

If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by email at or by phone at 202 461 4694.


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