Top Management Challenges

-A A +A

DOT’s Fiscal Year 2018 Top Management Challenges

Required by the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 and OMB Circular A-136
Project ID: 
What We Looked At
As required by law, we report annually on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) most significant challenges to meeting its mission. We considered several criteria in identifying DOT’s top management challenges for fiscal year 2018, including their impact on safety, documented vulnerabilities, large dollar implications, and the ability of the Department to effect change.
What We Found
We identified the following top management challenges for fiscal year 2018:
  • Maintaining Safety and Oversight of a Diverse and Complex Aviation Industry
  • Ensuring the Safety and Reliability of Surface Transportation Infrastructure
  • Using Data-Driven Approaches and Technology To Reduce Highway and Rail Safety Risks
  • Keeping Modernization on Track and Increasing User Benefits While Fostering Resiliency in the National Airspace System
  • Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Other New Airspace Users Into the National Airspace System
  • Maximizing Surface Infrastructure Investments Through Innovative Financing, Improved Project Delivery, and Effective Oversight
  • Recalibrating DOT’s Cybersecurity Posture To Mitigate Evolving Cybersecurity Threats and Uncertainties
  • Enhancing the Department’s Management and Oversight of Acquisitions To Achieve Results and Save Taxpayer Dollars
  • Improving Mechanisms for Deterring Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
  • Managing Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding Efforts for National Disasters and Emergencies