OSI PF Det. 5 Observes Fraud Awareness Week

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Editor’s Note: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Fraud Awareness Week enables OSI to bring awareness and education to its Procurement Fraud mission and how OSI’s PF professionals help protect the United States Air Force and United States Space Force.


OSI Office of Procurement Fraud (PF) Detachment (Det.) 5, located on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., is responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of significant procurement fraud involving Department of the Air Force (DAF) personnel and assets.

Area of Responsibility

PF Det. 5’s AOR includes the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. PF Det. 5 oversees five Operating Locations; OL-A, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.; OL-B, Eglin AFB, Fla.; OL-C, MacDill AFB, Fla.; OL-D, Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.; and OL-E, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Ala. 

PF Det 5 protects these major DAF programs, weapons systems, acquisition centers, logistic centers and research laboratories: Lockheed Martin Aeronautical and Missiles and Fire Control facilities; Warner Robins Air Logistics Center; Air Force Weapons Development Center, Weapons Program Executive Office (PEO) and Air Force Research Laboratory Weapons Lab; U.S. Special Operations Command; Air Force and NASA Space Vehicle Launch; Air Force Business Enterprise Systems PEO, and the Missile Defense Agency. 

PF Det. 5’s AOR has a $389B annual Department of Defense portfolio, including a $79B Air Force portfolio.

On The Case

PF Det. 5 investigative analysis continues to show a significant increase in the importation of non-conforming or counterfeit electronic components and circuit boards entering the DAF supply chain. PF Det. 5 investigations involving these components have doubled over the last two years.

Investigations into Small Business fraud have also increased significantly over the last two years. This surge is believed to be the result of increased Department of Justice prosecution emphasis and significantly increased potential for fiscal gain resulting from economic opportunities from  Disaster Recovery Act funding and pandemic recovery funds.

Fraud Tips

Can be sent anonymously to OSI at: https://www.tip411.com/tips/new?alert_group_id=21111 Text “AFOSI” plus your tip to 847411 (TIP411), or call 877-246-1453.

For more information, visit the OSI website: https://www.osi.af.mil/