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The IG testified and released a report before the House Transportation and Infrastructure’s Aviation Subcommittee regarding runway incursions (incidents that create a collision hazard).
As required by AIR-21, we reported to Congress on our first annual assessment of the status of FAA’s cost accounting system. FAA has made progress in developing its cost accounting system.
Purchases made using DOT credit cards and convenience checks were, in general, reasonable, valid, and received by the Department, we found in our review of 785 DOT credit card and convenience check transactions totaling about $1.2 million.
In testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee, the IG outlined several short and long term improvements needed in the deployment and use of advanced security equipment and technology.
Arthur A. Millar, Jr., Ronald W. Smiedala, Frederick F. Hooks, Timothy W. Bolton, and Michael T. Schonewitz were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Biloxi, Mississippi, for conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Letter to U.S. Representative Roy Blunt regarding the review of an FAA investigation following an aircraft accident
The IG responded to Representative Roy Blunt’s request that we review an FAA investigation of a December 1999 aircraft accident involving Missouri educator Joseph Brinell.
In response to recent hacking attacks on government computers, we evaluated the vulnerability of DOT web sites. We scanned 142 DOT web servers and identified potential vulnerabilities on 86 servers in 8 DOT Operating Administrations.
DOT has about 152,000 web pages available for public access through its Internet home page. OIG and GAO identified unauthorized use of 23 persistent cookies--one of the principal technologies used to collect information from web visitors.
This report identified that FRA used a flawed criterion to justify noncompetitive contract awards of $760,000 for replacing the FRA e-mail system.
At the request of Senator Olympia Snowe, we reviewed FAA’s Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS), which provides pilots with weather information and has replaced human weather observers at many small, rural airports.