The purpose of this hearing is to evaluate the successes and shortcomings of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002. In their November 2006 report, GAO recommends several options for improving upon or amending the Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) to better capture the government-wide picture of improper payments. Fiscal year 2006 is the third year of reporting improper payments under IPIA. This hearing will revisit and re-examine the original purpose and intent of the legislation, and whether or not it is achieving its expected outcome.
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Deputy Director for Management
Office of Management and Budget