How to report fraud, waste and abuse

How to report fraud, waste and abuse

According to an Air Force Fraud, Waste and Abuse poster, the Department of Defense loses approximately $40 billion of our tax dollars annually to FWA. 

With the current and ongoing budget cuts, combating FWA has never been more important. This is money that could be better used for weapon systems, personnel and other programs. All military members and government personnel have a duty and obligation to report FWA. 

To report FWA, contact your chain of command, unit FWA monitor, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (for fraud), Air Force Audit Agency, Inspector General, Air Force FWA Hotline or the DOD FWA Hotline.

Fraud: Any intentional deception designed to unlawfully deprive the United States of something of value or to secure from the United States for an individual a benefit, privilege, allowance, or consideration to which he or she is not entitled. Such practices include, but are not limited to, the offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes or gratuities; making false statements; submitting false claims; using false weights or measures; evading or corrupting inspectors or other officials; deceit either by suppressing the truth or misrepresenting material fact; adulterating or substituting materials; falsifying records and books of accounts; arranging for secret profits, kickbacks, or commissions; and conspiring to use any of these devices. The term also includes conflict of interest cases, criminal irregularities, and the unauthorized disclosure of official information relating to procurement and disposal matters.

Waste: The extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of government funds, or the consumption of government property that results from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions. The term also includes improper practices not involving prosecutable fraud.

Abuse: The intentional or improper use of government resources that can include the excessive or improper use of one’s position, in a manner contrary to its rightful or legally intended use. Examples include misuse of rank, position, or authority or misuse of DOD resources.

For more information, visit www.af.mil/InspectorGeneralComplaints.aspx or www.dodig.mil.

WHERE TO REPORT FRAUD, WASTE AND ABUSE:

Hill Air Force Base Inspector General: Building 180, Room 100,  777-5305 , 777-5361 (hotline)

Air Force FWA Hotline: 1-800-538-8492

DOD FWA Hotline: 1-800-424-9098

388th Fighter Wing Inspector General: Building 120, Room 109, 801-777-3620

419th Fighter Wing Inspector General: Building 120, Room 109, 801-586-0970

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