Apr 13

Washington, DC

Willard InterContinental Hotel

Reducing the nearly $125 billion in improper payments – The Accountable Government Initiative As part of its Accountable Government Initiative, the Administration has moved to streamline how government operates to save money, improve performance and make government more open and responsive to the needs of the American people. One of the biggest targets is reducing the nearly $125 billion in improper payments made last fiscal year alone. Advances in digital disbursement have increased the speed and ease of payments, but the downside is that in the Digital Age improper payments can accumulate quickly. Thankfully, many of those same new technologies are providing government with increased ability to prevent and detect emerging patterns of fraud, waste and abuse long before any funds are disbursed. In this session we will present program integrity solutions that work, and analyze those that do not. The Workshop will demonstrate how and why effective oversight is essential in the lightning speed context of information transactions today. Further it will address skills and tools, such as internal controls, predictive analytics, computer forensics and asset tracing, giving participants a window on how to better manage the various types of improper payment scenarios that often go undetected in the normal course of business. What You Will Learn Understand how technology is facilitating a shift in program integrity audit techniques. What works, what doesn’t and why? How to use analytics that would detect and deter fraud. Learn appropriate responses to potential incidents of fraud. How to establish an internal controls framework to prevent and detect improper payments. Why You Should Attend The momentum behind reducing improper payments is surging. Be first in your agency to understand how predictive analytics can add to this important effort. Be able to understand and apply best practice control techniques used to prevent and detect improper payments. Know what to do when you suspect fraud has occurred. New technology is rapidly evolving this subject. Be a leader in understanding how to harness this technology to the benefit of your organization.

CFOs, Deputy CFOs and Staff Financial managers CIOs and IT managers Department and Agency Executive Leadership Program managers who are focused on transactions (e.g. benefits, loans, grants) Inspectors general

Cost: Government Employees $895, Industry $995

Contact Name: Potomac Forum Ltd.

ph: 703-683-1613 email: info@potomacforum.org

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Potomac Forum, Ltd.

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