The Government Accountability Office continues to find vulnerabilities that could lead to fraud and abuse in the Department of Veteran Affairs’ service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) program.
GAO issued nine reports since 2009 focusing on the SDVOSB program’s vulnerability, and the agency’s actions.
One of those recommendations includes VA making unannounced visits to high-risk firms.
“In one communication, VA stated that as of February 2011, all new verifications would use the 2010 act process going forward. However, as of April 1, 2012, 3,717 of the 6,178 SDVOSB firms (60 percent) listed as eligible in VetBiz had not been verified under the 2010 Act process,” auditors stated.