National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF)

Kathleen Wylie

  • Established by former Attorney General Gonzales in September 2005 as the Katrina Fraud Task Force (KFTF) with members from 19 federal agencies. The KFTF was designated the National Center for Disaster Fraud in 2008 and became a separate program under the SNCSRT in September 2009.
  • Funded through a Cooperative Agreement between the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and LSU, the NCDF total funding is $5.6m. FY 2014 funding of $1m includes funds from DOJ plus interagency agreements to support Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotlines for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General, and Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
  • LEO supports information sharing and operational activities for anti-terrorism, intelligence, law enforcement, criminal justice, and public safety communities worldwide.
  • Screen and refer reports of possible disaster related fraud to appropriate law enforcement. Work with LE and prosecutors to protect victims and their benefits from criminal activity. Also provide onsite post disaster training.