On November 8, 2018, the Office of Inspector General announced an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) role in authorizing small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, including the Agency’s automated system called the Low Alti
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is modernizing its National Airspace System (NAS) through its Next Generation Air Transportation System.
Every year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must hire new controllers to replace those lost due to attrition.
Assessment Initiated of DOT Plans for Returning Employees to Federal Offices in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
On May 26, 2020, the Department of Transportation (DOT) released its “Framework for DOT’s Return to Normal Operations” (Framework), which describes DOT’s plans to transition in phases back to normal operations after establishing a posture of maxim
The Office of Inspector General has identified eight top management challenges for the Department of Transportation (DOT) for fiscal year 2021.
According to preliminary estimates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 36,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2019.
For fiscal year 2019, the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded approximately $62 billion in financial assistance to States, local and tribal Governments, universities, and other organizations.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 2.7 billion tons of hazardous materials (hazmat) valued at more than $3.1 trillion are transported annually by air, highway, rail, and ship.
Since 1998, our office has performed several audits evaluating the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower Program, which currently consists of 256 air traffic towers in 46 States.
In March 2020, we announced our mandated audit of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) compliance with the Geospatial Data Act.