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We issued our final report of our follow-up audit of MARAD's Title XI Loan Guarantee Program. We initiated this follow-up audit as a result of the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriation passed by Congress on April 16, 2003.
Better Program Management and Oversight are Required for USMMA's Efforts to Address Sexual Assault and Harassment
The Duncan Hunter Act National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 required the Secretary of Transportation and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) to address sexual assault and harassment at the Academy.
What We Looked At
The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for Surface Transportation Audits testified on the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) efforts to address its program management challenges.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's Security Controls Were Not Sufficient to Protect Sensitive Data from Unauthorized Access
On May 30, 2012, we issued a report on the results of our self-initiated audit of the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (the Academy) network security controls.
We issued a memo to the Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) regarding the December 2002 application of Lake Express LLC for a Title XI loan guarantee to build a high-speed ferry to provide service on Lake Michigan.
MARAD Has Taken Steps To Develop a Port Infrastructure Development Program but Is Challenged in Managing Its Current Port Projects
In 2003, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) was authorized to administer funds for developing and modernizing the Port of Anchorage, the main seaport in Anchorage, AK.
We publicly released our review of the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Title XI Loan-Guarantee Program, conducted in response to a congressional request.
The Inspector General testified before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee regarding our March 27 report on the Maritime Administration’s Title XI Loan-Guarantee Program.
Weaknesses in MARAD’s Management Controls for Risk Mitigation, Workforce Development, and Program Implementation Hinder the Agency’s Ability To Meet Its Mission
The mission of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) is to improve the U.S. marine transportation system to meet the Nation’s economic, environmental, and security needs.