The Product Substitution Investigations Training Program (PSITP) was designed at the request of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) to meet a need for specialized training in product substitution investigations. This program focuses on product substitution, which is one type of procurement fraud. This program is designed for investigators (both criminal and non-criminal), auditors, analysts, and prosecutors who desire further training in the investigation of product substitution type offenses. These types of investigations require knowledge of the Government procurement process to identify the procurement documentation and contract requirements, which supports these allegations.
Successful completion of the PSITP will enable students to: identify and describe the acquisition methods used by the Government, governing statutes, primary government contracting personnel and the five phases of the government contracting process, identify the criminal violations involved in product substitution investigations, identify what civil or administrative remedies are available to the investigator in lieu of criminal prosecution, identify the factors to be considered in evaluating an allegation of product substitution and conduct an analysis of the complaint and the complainant to make an initial observation of the validity of the allegation, identify what documents need to be reviewed in the contract file that will support or refute the allegation, identify how to develop an investigative approach to product substitution fraud and identify issues involved in dealing with prosecutors and fraud counsel in product substitution cases.
This program is open to agents, criminal investigators, non-criminal investigators, auditors, analysts, attorneys, and other personnel who provide support for investigations.
Required Training Materials
- Product Substitution Investigations
- Foundations of Government Procurement
- Common Fraud Schemes and Indicators
- Fraud Investigation Process
- Criminal, Civil & Administrative Remedies
Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-267-3344.
State, local and tribal officers requesting training should register online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-743-5382.
International (non-US) personnel should email FLETCemail@example.com or telephone 912-261-4023.
Program Contact Info
Glynco: (912) 267-3166
NOTE: For Export training programs only, the below forms must be completed and faxed to the Training Specialist at 912-267-2500.