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Fraud: Any intentional deception designed to
unlawfully deprive the United States of something of value or to secure a
benefit, privilege, allowance, or consideration for an individual from the
United States that he or she is not entitled to. Such practices include, but
are not limited to, the offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes or gratuities;
making false statements; submitting false claims; evading or corrupting
inspectors or other officials; deceit either by suppressing the truth or
misrepresenting material fact; adulterating or substituting materials;
falsifying records and books of accounts; arranging for secret profits,
kickbacks, or commissions; and conspiring to use any of these devices. The term
also includes conflict of interest cases, criminal irregularities, and the
unauthorized disclosure of official information relating to procurement and
Waste: The extravagant careless or needless
expenditure of Government funds, or the consumption of Government property that
results from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions. The term
also includes improper practices not involving prosecutable fraud.
Abuse: The intentional or improper use of
Government resources that can include the excessive or improper use of one's
position in a manner contrary to its rightful or legally intended use. Examples
include misuse of rank, position, or authority or misuse of Government
resources for oneself or another.
The Department of The Air Force is the appropriate method to report Fraud, Waste and Abuse in a SAP program.
SAP program personnel will provide UNCLASSIFIED information on the Air Force Hotline.
Office of Special Investigations (PJ) Headquarters is working with the Air Force Inspector General to respond to all FWA complaints and resolve issues at the appropriate classification level. But all initial contact to the Air Force Hotline must be UNCLASSIFIED.
Hotline Numbers and Email:
Toll Free: 1-800-538-8429
Office of the AF Inspector General
1140 AF Pentagon
Washington DC 20330-1140