ARRA Advisory: DOT's Suspension and Debarment Program
The Transportation Office of Inspector General is working to identify potential business risks for the more than $48 billion in stimulus funds allocated to the Department of Transportation (DOT). One important tool for preventing such risk is the DOT Suspension and Debarment Program that protects the government from doing business with dishonest, unethical, or irresponsible businesses and individuals that pose a risk to the government. The Office of Inspector General issued an advisory report emphasizing the need for timelier processing and reporting of DOT suspension and debarment actions. Greater attention to these areas is needed to ensure government funds, including Recovery Act dollars, are awarded to responsible businesses and individuals.