OSI PF Det. 6 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.


The OSI Office of Procurement Fraud (PF) Detachment (Det.) 6, located on Joint Base Andrews, Md., 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. 6 has an AOR that includes 13 states in the northeastern United States region, as well as one office assigned to the International Contract Corruption Task Force in Southwest Asia, which is responsible for fraud and corruption investigations throughout the Air Force Central Command.

PF Det. 6 is comprised of two additional geographically separated units, located at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., and Rome, N.Y.

PF Det. 6 protects Combat and Mission Support, F-35, Command Control Communications and Intelligence & Networks, plus Digital. Additionally, PF Det. 6 supports the Acquisitions Management and Integration Center, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Defense Logistics Agency, Rapid Capabilities Office, Air Force Research Lab – Information Directorate, and DAF Headquarters elements at the Pentagon.

PF Det. 6 currently has investigations involving more than $5B in Air Force contracts.

On The Case

In 2020, PF Det. 6 investigative efforts and analysis have shown a significant increase in the amount of “Other Transaction Authorities” used as vehicles for rapid acquisition, bypassing many of the acquisition safeguards inherent with conventional acquisition processes.

Additionally, PF Det. 6 has identified threats to DAF high level research institutions and efforts through foreign talent recruitment programs targeting DoD researchers.

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/