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NCJ Number: 64158 Find in a Library
Title: REMARKS OF JOSEPH A CALIFANO, JR. TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FRAUD, ABUSE AND ERROR
Author(s): J A CALIFANO
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE OPENING REMARKS ARE PRESENTED OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE (DHEW), JOSEPH CALIFANO, WHO SPOKE BEFORE A 1978 CONFERENCE ON FRAUD, WASTE, AND ABUSE.
Abstract: THE CONFERENCE, SPONSORED BY DHEW, MARKS THE FIRST TIME A FEDERAL AGENCY HAS SPONSORED AN INTENSIVE MEETING WITH A DIVERSE AUDIENCE ON WAYS TO SAVE TAXPAYERS' MONEY. THE CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO ESTABLISH ACCOUNTABILITY TO ATTRACT THE MOST QUALIFIED PEOPLE TO PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, AND TO IDENTIFY WASTE RESULTING FROM LEGISLATURES' FAILURES TO ENACT NECESSARY LAWS. WASTE SHOULD BE ELIMINATED BECAUSE (1) RESOURCES ARE SCARCE, (2) THE PROGRAMS INVOLVED ARE NECESSARY, (3) CITIZENS' TRUST IN GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO BE RESTORED, AND (4) GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE TRUSTEES FOR THE PUBLIC. THE CONFERENCE SHOULD PRODUCE RENEWED COMMITMENT, NEW KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNIQUES, GREATER CONGRESSIONAL AND PUBLIC AWARENESS OF NEEDS AND PROGRESS, AND A GREATER PARTNERSHIP AMONG ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE PROVIDERS. CONFERENCE SPEAKERS INCLUDE A GOVERNOR, A MAYOR AND A CABINET OFFICER, THE CHIEF FEDERAL AUDITORS, AND THE U.S. PRESIDENT. THE CONFERENCE'S 25 WORKSHOPS WILL COVER SUCH TOPICS AS COMPUTER TECHNIQUES, CRIMINAL PROSECUTION, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, THE RIGHT OF PRIVACY, AND NUMEROUS OTHER TOPICS. FOR THE TEXT OF CALIFANO'S SPEECH AT THE CONFERENCE'S CONCLUSION, SEE NCJ-64159. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Corruption of public officials; Federal government; Financial management; Fraud; Intergovernmental relations; Program abuse; US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Note: DECEMBER 13, 1978
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