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Government Investigative Agencies Blog

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Because government fraud investigations are handled differently from agency to agency, it’s difficult to find a piece of software that “checks all of the boxes” for a specific investigative team.  Consumer-grade case management isn’t configurable enough to handle all of the different paths a case could take on its way to closure.  On the other…

Monday, January 11, 2021

Most government agency investigative teams use software to track, manage and report on their cases.  Some of these systems are built in-house or designed by a business process software company. Others are built specifically for investigative case management.  While investigative-focused software is most often the best fit for the needs of government investigative agencies, each…

Monday, December 21, 2020

It’s been 20 years since Dan Erwin’s famous quote that “The best way to get management excited about a disaster plan is to burn down the building across the street.” Federal Inspectors General must feel at least a little bit of that frustration after the elaborate compromise of SolarWinds’ Orion system. While the fallout of…

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission paid its largest ever whistleblower award of $114 million.  This is especially big news because a payment to a whistleblower almost never happens. In fact, other front-page whistleblower stories often end with the messengers having their lives wrecked. An infographic published in Popular Science in 2018 shows all…

Monday, October 26, 2020

The pandemic has created more problems than small businesses can manage.  Many of them are focused on the most imminent challenges – helping employees work remotely and getting their product or service in front of a worried consumer.  Cybercriminals are taking advantage of their distraction and their newfound love of web-based communication to gain access…