FraudNET Mission

GAO FraudNET is a vital part of the Forensic Audits and Special Investigations Team. Its objectives are to

  • operate an automated means that anyone may use to report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds;
  • refer those allegations to the Inspector General (IG) of the cognizant federal agency;
  • expedite responses to congressional requests;
  • review IG responses to allegations referred by GAO;
  • advise GAO teams and agency IGs of audit leads; and
  • provide information to federal, state, and local organizations about establishing their own hotlines.