Major Procurement Fraud Field Office

MPFFOArmy CID’s Major Procurement Fraud Field Office (MPFFO) is headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, and conducts and directs major procurement fraud and contingency contracting related investigations globally. The strategic goal of the MPFFO is to protect the integrity of the Department of the Army’s (DA) procurement system by detecting, investigating, and deterring major frauds across the department.

In 1986, in response to growing concerns of fraud, waste and abuse associated with the Army’s acquisition programs, the Army Criminal Investigation Division established a requirement for a dedicated force of criminal investigators specialized in investigating contract fraud related crimes. In 1987, CID hired the first civilian criminal investigators to serve as CID Special Agents, and in April 1991, the Major Procurement Fraud Unit (MPFU) was formed. As part of CID’s transformation in 2022, the MPFU was restructured, and rebranded as the Major Procurement Fraud Field Office.

The MPFFO is comprised of 13 Resident Agencies with offices located throughout the United States, Germany, South Korea, and Kuwait. The MPFFO conducts investigations into allegations of fraud associated with the DA’s major acquisition programs. The MPFFO employs more than 155 civilian Special Agents and 34 staff and support personnel. Since 2010, MPFFO investigations have resulted in nearly $4.6 billion returned to the U.S. Government and more than $350 million returned to the Department of the Army.

The MPFFO works closely with the Department of Justice, local offices of United States Attorney’s and investigative agencies, to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, as well as the Army Audit Agency and the Defense Contract Audit Agency among others.

Technical Assistance
Special Agents and Criminal Intelligence Analysts assigned to the MPFFO are subject matter experts in relation to the investigation of economic crimes. MPFFO’s personnel utilize their specialized skills and knowledge to conduct complex fraud investigations, provide guidance and assistance to other offices, and conduct Fraud Awareness Briefings to organizations throughout the Department of the Army.