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Fraud-related training offered April 27

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  • 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The Northeast U.S. Fraud Working Group, formerly known as the Boston Area Fraud Working Group, will take place April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Lexington Room at the Hanscom Conference Center.

The training will feature a presentation by Brian Young, U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division, who will present "DoJ Main Justice Perspective on Criminal Fraud Matters." Also scheduled to speak is Pamela Van Dort, an investigative attorney for the National Science Foundation Office of the Inspector General, who will discuss “Grant Fraud Matters.”

“While the name of the working group has changed, the presenters will continue to provide Hanscom acquisition professionals opportunities to gain insight on fraud-related topics, as well as participate in a question and answer period following each presentation,” said Jenny Carrion, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate acquisition fraud and program counsel.

Isabelle Cutting, an attorney for the Secretary of the Air Force Contractor Responsibility and Conflict Resolution Division, will present “Coordination of Fraud Remedies: A discussion of best practices in the coordination of procurement fraud remedies among interested stakeholders, acquisition counsel, fraud counsel, investigative agents, and the Department of Justice” at 1:30 p.m. in the same location.

Carrion said the name change reflects the fraud working group’s growth to include Air Force acquisition professionals at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, New York, as well as the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in Arlington, Virginia.

The Northeast U.S. Fraud Working Group meets biannually to train the acquisition community on fraud recognition, including reporting, hot topics and case studies. The group also provides a forum for acquisition and law enforcement professionals to discuss trends in procurement fraud.

Officials encourage those interested to sign up through ACQ Now at https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/acqnowcl/ by clicking on "Northeast U.S. Fraud Working Group Meeting" under the CL Event menu.

Attendees are eligible for two continuous learning points.

The training is also eligible for CPE credit hours. Attendees must request a completion certificate from the working group host at the conclusion of the training.

For further information, contact Carrion at jennifer.carrion@us.af.mil or Philip Tourangeau at philip.tourangeau@us.af.mil.