New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of New Participants in FAA’s Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is initiating an audit of new participants in the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 requires OIG to report annually from 2013 to 2015 on new DBE participation at the Nation’s large and medium hub airports, and to identify reasons why some airports have been more successful than others at hiring new DBEs. Accordingly, our objectives will be to determine (1) the number of new and existing DBE firms hired at the Nation’s large- and medium-sized airports in 2012, and (2) what factors led some airports to award more contracts to new DBE firms.