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Detecting and Preventing Fraud, Waste and Abuse: A Statewide and National Perspective
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Rockefeller Institute, 411 State Street, Albany, NY

Event Hosts

The forum is co-hosted by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government/SUNY and Center for Technology in Government/University at Albany.

RSVP by October 29, 2013

To RSVP, call (518) 443-5258 or e-mail The deadline for registration is October 29th. Seating is limited and parking passes will be available to all attendees.

Nearly every day, the newspapers are filled with stories of fraud, waste and abuse involving government programs and systems here in New York State and throughout the United States. Consider these annual statistics:
  • The IRS estimates that federal income taxes are underpaid by nearly 17 percent;
  • The Department of Health and Human Service indicates a 7.1 percent Medicaid error rate, exposing billions of dollars in losses; and
  • The U.S. Department of Labor estimates just over 6.6 percent of Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims are improper.
Collectively, this abuse costs New York State taxpayers billions of dollars—minimally—each year and impacts the ability of the government to provide resources to those who need them most. To combat these trends, governments are revisiting the way they address fraud, waste and abuse and are implementing new technologies to tackle the issue from an enterprise perspective.

Featured speakers:
  • Senator Marty Golden, sponsor of enterprise fraud program office bill (A6988/S4815)
  • Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, sponsor of enterprise fraud program office bill (A6988/S4815)
  • Paul Mahoney, New York State Office of the Attorney General
  • Pete Grannis, New York State Office of State Comptroller
  • Theresa Pardo, Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany
  • Chris Swecker, Fraud Consultant and Former Assistant Director of the FBI
  • Shaun Barry, Principal, Fraud and Financial Crimes Global Practice at SAS
  • Daniel Chan, NYS Office of Information Technology Services