Exploring Your DATA Act data for Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

April 22 | 2:00–3:50 PM ET | 2 CPEs | 2 PDUs | FOS: AUDG

Program Level: Overview
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Field of Study: Auditing - Governmental (AUDG)

Due to recent federal restrictions on large gatherings and current recommendations on social distancing, we will be able to offer up to 30 individuals within a group (with a site coordinator) their own access links to this webinar at no additional cost. If you are the site coordinator for your group, please email for more details.

The DATA Act standardizes and consolidates federal spending data – financial data, award data, and all related information, which was previously difficult to identify and access.  This data set now allows analysis across the entire federal government, exploration of risk, and identification of potential fraud, waste and abuse.  

This session summarizes the recommended steps for agencies to perform analytics and includes a discussion of potential use cases of the standardized data sets.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to address the following questions when performing analytics: 

  1. What is the DATA Act and how does it impact the federal government?
  2. How can federal agencies use data generated in support of the DATA Act?
  3. How can federal agencies improve the quality of their data? 


Scott Young, CPA, CDFM

Scott Young, CPA, CDFM
Senior Audit Advisor
Office of the Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), DoD


Glenn Peters, CGFM, Principal, Kearney and Co

How to Register

Online Registration Process

Online registrations are for this webinar only.

Email/Mail Registration Process

Available for site coordinators registering for multiple webinars for their group.


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  • Email Registration – We accept payments via credit cards and purchase orders.
  • Mail Registration – All payment types are accepted.

Cancellations and early bird group pricing deadline: April 17, 2020.