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Audit Initiated on DOT Hurricane Preparedness and Response Follow-up to Previous OIG Recommendations

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During the 2005 hurricane season, several storms, most notably Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, caused widespread damage to large parts of the Gulf Coast. In the aftermath of the storms, the Office of Inspector General conducted a series of audits and investigations that examined the Department's controls over the relief efforts and made recommendations to improve controls over the financial aspects of providing emergency services. To ensure that the Department is adequately prepared for addressing similar emergencies, we plan to conduct an audit to assess the actions taken by the Department to address OIG recommendations for improving internal controls over DOT's emergency disaster relief efforts.