The Product Substitution Investigations Training Program was designed at the request of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) to meet the need for specialized training in product substitution investigations. This program focuses on the procurement and investigative processes related to product substitution, which is one type of procurement fraud. Knowledge of the Government procurement process is required to identify the documentation and contract requirements related to these types of investigations.
Successful completion of the PSITP will enable students to identify and understand (1) the acquisition methods used by the Government, governing statutes, primary Government contracting personnel and the five phases of the Government contracting process as they specifically relate to product substitution; (2) the criminal violations related to product substitution; (3) other remedies available in lieu of criminal prosecution; (4) factors to be considered in evaluating an allegation of product substitution and conduct a complaint/complainant analysis; (5) documents to be obtained and reviewed that will support or refute the allegation(s); (6) how to develop an investigative approach to product substitution fraud; and (7) potential issues involved dealing with prosecutors and fraud counsel related to product substitution investigations.
This program is open to investigators, auditors, analysts, attorneys, and individuals serving as direct law enforcement support personnel.
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.