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dc.contributor.advisorRendon, Juanita M.
dc.contributor.advisorRendon, Rene G.
dc.contributor.authorCastillo, Joe C.
dc.contributor.authorFlanigan, Erin
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:17:21Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:17:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44533
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractContracting is an ever-important function that enables the federal government to acquire everything from small commodities to the most complex weapons systems. With recent fiscal constraints, the potential for fraud is a growing concern, and the ability to detect fraud, waste, and abuse is considered to be an essential skill. Additionally, in order to ensure auditability, an organization must emphasize the presence of competent personnel, capable processes, and effective internal controls. The purpose of this research is to assess the knowledge-level of Air Force contracting professionals as it pertains to the ability to identify procurement fraud within the six phases of contracting and the five internal control components. The research deployed a procurement fraud survey with procurement fraud knowledge questions and organizational perception questions within the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. The results of the survey identified a varying level of knowledge about procurement fraud among survey participants. The research also presented recommendations and areas for further research based on the results of the survey.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleProcurement fraud: a knowledge-level analysis of contracting personnelen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorprocurement frauden_US
dc.subject.authorcontractingen_US
dc.subject.authorauditabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorinternal controlsen_US
dc.subject.authorcontract management processen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Air Forceen_US
dc.description.serviceFirst Lieutenant, United States Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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