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Partnership Stresses Value of IGs

May 4, 2020

Federal agencies should work together to prevent waste, fraud and abuse, “rather than see taxpayer money squandered and report on it after the fact,” an especially pertinent concern at present, a posting by the Partnership for Public Service says.

“Their work has been critical during surges of federal spending, including major disaster relief, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and reconstruction efforts, the 2008-2009 financial rescue and stimulus, and now the more than $2 trillion response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” it says. “Each of these crises brought an urgent need for funds to protect the public’s health and safety and also significantly raised the risk of waste, as well as fraudsters preying on federal funds.”