Top Management Challenges

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DOT’s FY 2017 Top Management Challenges

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The Office of Inspector General reports annually on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) top management challenges, as required by law. For fiscal year 2017, DOT faces eight major challenges: (1) maintaining transportation safety while keeping pace with rapidly evolving technologies; (2) bolstering vehicle and surface transportation safety; (3) strengthening cybersecurity strategies to address increasing threats; (4) strengthening controls to detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse; (5) enhancing the capacity, efficiency, and resiliency of the national airspace system; (6) increasing oversight of critical transportation infrastructure; (7) enhancing oversight of acquisition and financial management; and (8) managing existing and new mandates and initiatives. This report was included in DOT’s Annual Financial Report.