The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world. FHWA supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Interstate System and National Highway System (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). The Agency’s information systems support mission processes that aid in grant management, infrastructure inspections, inventory management, and research and development. Effective protection of these systems and the information on them prevents unauthorized access and compromise.
Due to the importance of FHWA’s programs to the Nation’s transportation system and the sensitivity of some of the Agency’s information, we are initiating an audit of FHWA’s information technology (IT) infrastructure. Our objective will be to determine whether security weaknesses exist in FHWA’s IT infrastructure that could lead to the compromise of FHWA’s systems and data.