DOD Vigilance On Fraud Risk Still 'Uneven,' GAO Says

By Grace Dixon (September 21, 2021, 7:31 PM EDT) -- A federal watchdog reported that the U.S. Department of Defense has failed to comprehensively combat contract-related fraud, finding in an audit that the Pentagon didn't take sufficient steps to safeguard the $422 billion it spent on contracts in fiscal year 2020.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Monday that the DOD has made some, but not enough, movement toward combating procurement-related fraud, after a high-profile Navy bribery scam in 2015 highlighted vulnerabilities that were later hammered home by subsequent watchdog probes.

The Pentagon still hasn't filled out its Fraud Reduction Task Force with needed personnel and has taken an uneven approach...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!