We here the term “fraud, waste, and abuse” frequently and we ourselves use it often on these pages. The word “fraud” is well understood but what about the other two elements of this triad; waste and abuse? The GAO’s (Government Accountability Office) Yellow Book (i.e. Government Auditing Standards) includes the following definitions for Waste and Abuse.
For Government contractors whose fiscal years end on December 31st, the June 30th due date for