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Audit Initiated of DOT’s Fraud Risk Assessment Processes for Surface Transportation Programs

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The rapid increase in investment, changes to program requirements, and creation of new surface transportation programs resulting from enactment of the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act of 2022 (IIJA) introduce elevated risk of fraud in surface transportation programs. To aid the Department of Transportation (DOT) in carrying out its IIJA responsibilities and overseeing the funding the law provides, we announced an effort in February to summarize crosscutting oversight risks and suggestions for mitigating them. In addition to that effort, we are initiating this audit to evaluate DOT’s fraud risk assessment processes for IIJA-funded surface transportation programs.