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The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) practices for certifying and issuing warrants to Contracting Officers. DOT’s Contracting Officers are responsible for awarding and managing a signif
New Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Firms Face Barriers to Obtaining Work at the Nation’s Largest Airports
Each year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) distributes more than $3 billion in Federal grants for airport projects.
The Success of FAA’s Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution Relies on Sound Contracting and Program Management Practices
On January 14, 2014, the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Assistant Inspector General for Acquisition and Procurement Audits testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Financial and Cont
As a steward of billions in taxpayer dollars, the Department of Transportation (DOT) must adhere to Federal suspension and debarment (S&D) regulations to prevent federally funded contract or grant awards to irresponsible parties.
In 2011, as part of its “Campaign to Cut Waste,” the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) set a goal for agencies to reduce spending on management support services contracts by 15 percent—from fiscal year 2010 spending levels—by the end of fiscal
FHWA’s Federal Lands Highway Program Lacks Adequate Processes for Thoroughly Evaluating Contract Bid Prices
Between October 2012 and September 2013, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Federal Lands Highways (FLH) awarded $305 million in contracts, which totaled 53 percent of FHWA’s fixed-price contracts.
MWAA’s Financial Management Controls Are Not Sufficient To Ensure Eligibility of Expenses on FTA’s Dulles Rail Project Grant
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) is an independent public body responsible for the design and construction of Phases 1 and 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. In March 2009, the Federal Transit Administra