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Some Deficiencies Exist in DOT’s Enforcement and Oversight of Certification and Warrant Authority for Its Contracting Officers
In fiscal year 2014, the Department of Transportation (DOT) obligated $2 billion on contracts. DOT’s contracting officers (CO) are responsible for awarding and managing a significant portfolio of contracts.
Weaknesses in NHTSA’s Training and Guidance Limit Its Ability To Set and Enforce Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
What We Looked At
Development of the National Advanced Driving Simulator Resulted in Substantial Cost Increase and Schedule Delays
NHTSA did not effectively control the costs of the driving simulator, which grew to $80.8 million, more than twice the original estimate of $36.5 million.
Final Report on Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program: Most Transactions Met Program Requirements, But Program Completion Activities Continue
On April 29, 2010, we issued our final report on the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program. The law that provided a supplemental appropriation for the program directed us to review the Department’s administration of CARS. In add
To help reduce fatalities, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards formula and incentive grants to States to conduct a wide range of highway safety progr
We found that NHTSA successfully implemented 20 of the 22 TREAD Act requirements, and completed development of a new safety defects information system, called ARTEMIS, in July 2004.
This report presents the results of our annual audit of DOT’s information security program and practices required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA), as amended.
Inadequate Data and Analysis Undermine NHTSA’s Efforts To Identify and Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns
Since February 2014, the General Motors Corporation (GM) has recalled 8.7 million vehicles in the United States due to an ignition switch defect that can unexpectedly shut down the engine and disable power steering, power brakes, and air bags.
DOT’s Conference Spending Policies Reflect Federal Requirements, but Ineffective Controls Do Not Ensure Compliance
In recent years the President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have issued guidance, and the Congress has enacted legislation to promote efficient spending and curb conference-related costs in the Federal Government.
On February 6, 2013, we issued a final report on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Oversight of Mississippi Highway Safety Grants. This audit was requested by NHTSA.