Government Fraud and Security
Detect and prevent fraudulent activity while anticipating and thwarting future threats
The approach to addressing security threats is similar to that used for detecting fraud in government programs such as Medicaid. It is all about risk assessment, situational awareness and strategic intelligence. Data capture and integration are key. The underlying analytical techniques – business rules, anomaly detection, predictive modeling and social network analysis – are the underpinnings of successful security intelligence efforts.
" Having the technology to do the data mining and analysis previously done manually has greatly enhanced our capability to go after those who are shortchanging the state."
— Curt Eysink, Executive Director
Louisiana Workforce Commission
How SAS® Can Help
SAS provides end-to-end capabilities for detecting and preventing fraud to government organizations across multiple areas, including:
- National Security. Advanced analytics and information management capabilities enable officials in law enforcement, public safety, border management, fusion centers and intelligence analysis to uncover early warnings of emerging security threats.
- Federal/Ministerial Government. SAS delivers a proven foundation for financial intelligence and performance management, along with best practices that tie together all the essential areas of fraud management, so that agencies can develop a cohesive strategy for control, discovery, prioritization and deterrence.
- State/Provincial and Local Government. End-to-end capabilities for detecting and preventing fraud enable organizations to reduce costs while addressing fraud, waste and abuse across multiple program areas.
How SAS® Is Different
A single-entity view gives you a true enterprise picture of risk, enabling you to significantly reduce costs while addressing exposures across multiple program areas.
An end-to-end solution combines best-of-breed data integration and data quality capabilities, sophisticated detection analytics, and a user-friendly investigation interface to facilitate the entire detection, investigation and prevention process.
Hybrid detection analytics combines heuristic rules, anomaly detection, predictive modeling and social network analysis to effectively identify suspicious entities and activities and then prioritize them for further investigation. Rapid detection allows suspicious activities to be flagged for review before improper payments are issued.
Social network analytics determines significant relationships between entities to identify fraud rings or collusive networks so that you can holistically evaluate the activities of the entire network.
An intuitive investigation interface allows investigators to quickly and easily review alerts and cases, access all supporting detail information and relationships, and take appropriate action – all from a single, user-friendly portal.
Continuous improvement is enabled through prepackaged models and detection analytics that are vendor-maintained and updated. Alert engine outcomes are fed back into the analytics engine to help fine-tune detection analytics over time and reduce false-positive rates.
Related Products and Solutions
- SAS® Fraud Framework for Government
- SAS® for Border Management
- SAS® for Intelligence Management
- SAS® for Fusion Centers
- SAS® for Law Enforcement
SAS® Fraud Framework for Government
Government agencies face enormous challenges in attempting to prevent improper payments caused by fraud, waste and abuse. In the US, the federal government estimated more than $108 billion in improper payments was lost in fiscal year 2012 alone – a conservative estimate at best. And it's the taxpayer who ends up footing the bill. The SAS Fraud Framework for Government can help agencies at all levels of government wage a war against the misuse of government funds.
SAS® for Border Management
SAS for Border Management uses advanced analytics to determine which travelers and cargoes are most likely to be illegal or high risk, as well as which should most likely be unimpeded, based on all available and relevant information sources and social network linkages.
SAS® for Intelligence Management
With SAS for Intelligence Management, security and law enforcement agencies can rapidly and securely collect, process, evaluate, grade, analyze and disseminate intelligence garnered from big data.
SAS® for Fusion Centers
SAS® for Fusion Centers provides a single, secure platform that enables law enforcement and security agencies to process and corroborate information from multiple data sources in order to produce intelligence that can be used by analysts, investigators, officers and commanders in a fast, secure and effective way to act upon threats to the public.
SAS® for Law Enforcement
By merging accessibility with security, SAS for Law Enforcement provides agencies with a complete operational solution to support policing best practices. Delivering secure, accurate and real-time information at every stage of the intelligence life cycle, the solution fully integrates with other systems and is capable of processing and analyzing large volumes of information to improve intelligence, reduce crime and protect citizens.
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