Air Force Stands Up Office to Battle Procurement Fraud

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently activated its first-ever Office of Procurement Fraud to consolidate and bolster its counter-fraud efforts. The office is located at JB Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., according to OSI’s Nov. 20 release. “We have consolidated our procurement fraud mission under one centralized command-and-control element, here at Joint Base Bolling-Anacostia, in order to better streamline the investigative process from beginning to end,” said Brig. Gen. Kevin Jacobsen, OSI commander. The office “offers the Air Force a better means of ensuring sustainment of our existing fleet and facilities as well as proper acquisition of new equipment,” said Jacobson during the Oct. 17 activation ceremony. Since 2001, OSI fraud investigators have recovered nearly $1.9 billion for the Air Force, states the release. (Quantico report by James C. Dillard)