New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated on DOT’s Use of Intra-Agency Agreements with Volpe
A component of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe) serves as an internal resource for research, development, testing, evaluation, analysis, and related activities for DOT and its Operating Administrations (OA). Between fiscal years 2015 and 2017, the Department and its OAs obtained services from Volpe through intra-agency agreements (IAAs) totaling $865.8 million. Given prior departmental concerns about inconsistencies among DOT’s IAAs and the findings from recent OIG audits, we are initiating this audit to assess the Department’s and the OAs’ policies and procedures for (1) entering into IAAs with Volpe and (2) overseeing the deliverables and expenditure of funds for those IAAs.