AGA Partnership Designs an Online Government Fraud Prevention ToolKit

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Website provides current, state-of-the-art tools for federal, state, local and tribal government financial managers to prevent and detect fraud

In an era when public officials must do more with less, a group of federal, state and local government volunteers, brought together by AGA, have developed a state-of-the-art, online resource designed to help officials atall levels of government prevent, detect and deter fraud. The ToolKit will help promote program integrity at all levels of government.

View the ToolKit at www.agacgfm.org/ tools/fraudprevention/.

The ToolKit contains a comprehensive array of tools, posters, educational materials, PowerPoint presentations and videos, ltis organized to promote education. Users can find tools by looking under business process, such as accounts receivable; program area, such as the Office of Management and Budget's high-risk programs; or by fraud type, such as bid-rigging.

AGA's ToolKit differs from other online resources because itspecifically targets fraud within government. In addition, materials in the ToolKit have been vetted by experts from a cross section of disciplines. As a result, only the most helpful materials are included.

"By helping reduce fraud in government programs, more money can be made available for programs, services and infrastructure," according to AGA's Executive Director Relmond P. Van Daniker, DBA, CPA. "The ToolKit not only advances AGA's mission of advancing government accountability, but it does so by providing a concrete resource that any level of governmentcan use to deterfraud and improve government program outcomes. …