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Audit Initiated of FHWA’s Financial Integrity Review and Evaluation (FIRE) Program

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) oversees States’ use of Federal-aid funds provided annually for thousands of highway and bridge projects. FHWA relies on a risk-based approach to ensure States use Federal funds in accordance with Federal regulations and to identify and address vulnerabilities such as inactive obligations. A key component of this approach is the Financial Integrity Review and Evaluation (FIRE) program, which involves annual assessments of State financial oversight and management activities pertaining to Federal highway funds. We are initiating this audit to evaluate whether FHWA’s FIRE reviews (1) comply with Agency policies and procedures and (2) are used effectively to address vulnerabilities.