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MWAA's Weak Policies and Procedures Have Led to Questionable Procurement Practices, Mismanagement, and a Lack of Overall Accountability
On November 1, 2012, we issued a report on the management policies and processes of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Established through the Metropolitan Washington Airports Act of 1982, MWAA operates the federally owned Was
Enhanced Oversight of Staffing and Training at FAA's Critical Facilities is Needed to Maintain Continuity of Operations
On January 12, 2012, we issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of staffing and training at its most critical air traffic control facilities. We conducted our review at the request of the Chairman and Ranking Membe
FRA Has Made Progress in Implementing PRIIA Responsibilities But Challenges for Long-Term HSIPR Remain
On March 6, 2012, we issued our report on the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) progress in implementing the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) pursuant to Section 221 of the Act, which required our office to asses
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.
On November 14, 2012, we issued our report presenting the results of our annual audit of the Department’s information security program and practices, as required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
Timely and Targeted FMCSA Action is Needed to Fully Address National Transportation Safety Board Recommendations for Improving Passenger Carrier Oversight
On April 17, 2012, we issued a report on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) implementation of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations to improve Federal oversight of passenger carriers, a request initiall
On September 11, 2012, we issued a report that assessed the grants management framework the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) uses to administer its High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program (HSIPR). FRA has awarded and obligated almost $10
Challenges With Implementing Near-Term NextGen Capabilities at Congested Airports Could Delay Benefits
On August 1, 2012, we issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) implementation of near-term capabilities for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Our audit focused on FAA’s actions in response to recommend
On January 31, 2012, we issued our final report on the challenges FTA may face if Congress passes legislation expanding its oversight role of rail transit safety. We found that although basic safety incident data, such as fatalities, injuries, an