AGA 2020 Internal Control & Fraud Prevention Training

Sep 23, 2020 ‐ Sep 24, 2020


​The Internal Control & Fraud Prevention Training (IC&FPT) has a rich history of providing the "latest and greatest" developments in the field. Together we can find solutions and make a difference in our workplace and in the government finance profession.


Sessions

W100- Opening Plenary Session: Conversation with PRAC Chair Michael Horowitz (FOS: AUDG)

Sep 23, 2020 9:00am ‐ Sep 23, 2020 10:15am

Be a part of AGA’s conversation with Michael Horowitz on the role of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) and the agency Inspectors General who support it. Learn how the federal IG community will coordinate oversight of these efforts along with GAO and state and local IGs to check efficiency and effectiveness in the use of pandemic relief funds. Mr. Horowitz will also discuss responsibilities of the PRAC and associated IGs in preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse in their agency programs, and in informing Congress of agency problems and deficiencies and their recommendations for corrective action.

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Sep 23, 2020 10:15am ‐ Sep 23, 2020 10:30am

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      W101- Lessons from the COVID-19 Response: Combating Fraud, Evaluating Internal Control, and Preserving Payment Integrity (FOS: AUDG)

      Sep 23, 2020 10:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2020 11:20am

      The CARES Act and other relief legislation provide emergency assistance to those affected by COVID-19. To help attendees combat fraud, evaluate internal control, and preserve payment integrity, a panel of thought leaders will discuss how to ensure CARES funds reach the right people and are used for their intended purposes.

      Learning Objectives:
      • Session attendees will gather examples of fraud risk and possible schemes targeting government and private businesses and individuals; fraud risk management activities; and antifraud controls.
      • They will also explore criteria for designing, implementing and operating an effective internal control system and learn about strategies and tools to identify and prevent improper payments.
      Moderator(s):
      • Ms. Beryl Davis, CGFM,CPA, Director, Financial Management and Assurance, GAO
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      W102- Innovation in Risk Management and Internal Controls (FOS: MGMT)

      Sep 23, 2020 10:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2020 11:20am

      This session will explore ways that agencies across the government leverage innovation to improve risk and internal control programs. Potential speakers include individuals from: NSF, HHS, FSA, Navy and FEMA.

      Learning Objectives:
      • Learn more about innovative ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of risk and internal control programs, including:
      • Enablers, such as AI, RPA, and advanced analytics.
      • Unique approaches to improve coverage and reduce effort.
      • Best practices.
      Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
      • Ms. Edom Aweke, CGFM, CPA, Director, Internal Controls & Compliance Division, Department of the Navy
      • Mr. Mike Wetklow, CGFM, CPA, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Division Director, NSF

      W103- Lessons from an $8.5 Million Fraud (FOS: BETH)

      Sep 23, 2020 10:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2020 11:20am

      Learn about a real-life example of fraud and the lessons it offers on the importance of controls -- segregation of duties, system controls, processing controls, physical safeguards, controls in a time of change -- and the reality of the fraud triangle.

      Moderator(s):
      • Mrs. Rachelle Cabading, CGFM, CFE, Assistant Director, TN Comptroller of the Treasury Division of Local Government Audit
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      Sep 23, 2020 11:20am ‐ Sep 23, 2020 11:35am

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        W104- Link Budget, Performance & Internal Control with ERM (FOS: FIN)

        Sep 23, 2020 11:35am ‐ Sep 23, 2020 12:25pm

        This panel discussion will offer insights into cross-collaboration to incorporate budget, performance and internal controls with ERM.

        Learning Objectives:
        • ERM programs run throughout the government at various levels of maturity but, for the most part, they are exercises without links to internal controls, performance and/or budget formulation.
        • The session will discuss ways agencies can collaborate to map the relationships of risks to spending (budget) and performance.
        Moderator(s):
        • Mr. Scott Anderson, Accountant, Dept of Energy - Office of Financial Control & Reporting
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        W105- Predict Fraud, Waste and Abuse with Machine Learning (FOS: IT)

        Sep 23, 2020 11:35am ‐ Sep 23, 2020 12:25pm

        Explore ways that unsupervised machine learning (ML) can work as a powerful solution in anomaly detection capabilities on a large volume of transactions. In the example case, ML finds underlying patterns in transaction data and helps an agency streamline purchase card review processes and validation of card controls.

        Learning Objective:
        • Attendees will explore machine learning applications to predict fraud, waste and abuse.
        Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
        • Anil John, Technical Director, DHS S&T Silicon Valley Innovation Program
        • Karissa Matthews, Financial Specialist, Dept of Homeland Security

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        Sep 23, 2020 12:25pm ‐ Sep 23, 2020 1:30pm

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          W106- Fighting Frankenstein: The Future of Identity Crime Prevention (FOS: REGETH)

          Sep 23, 2020 1:30pm ‐ Sep 23, 2020 2:20pm

          This panel discussion will cover trends in identity-based crime, including synthetic identity fraud -- or "Frankenstein identities," and the latest methods agencies are using against them.

          Learning Objectives:
          • Participants will:
          • Recognize different types of identity crime and how they are committed.
          • Understand the difference between identity theft and synthetic identity.
          • Review methods of identity verification and challenges in accurately identifying individuals.
          • Learn the best methods for combating identity crime.
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