Examines fraud & abuse in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's (USDA) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC). As part of the review, information was collected, through surveys & interviews, from USDA's Food & Nutrition Service & state & local WIC agencies on the extent of fraud & abuse in the program. Specifically, it: (1) describes what is known about the amount of fraud & abuse in the program, including the levels of fraud & abuse being detected by the state & local agencies responsible for administering WIC, & (2) examine the efforts taken to prevent & detect fraud & abuse & barriers to these efforts. Charts & tables.Dyckman, Lawrence J. is the author of 'Food Assistance Efforts to Control Fraud and Abuse in the Wic Program Can Be Strengthened' with ISBN 9780788187247 and ISBN 0788187244.