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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.
As international air service expands, U.S. air carriers increasingly rely on foreign repair stations to meet their maintenance needs.
FAA Lacks an Effective Staffing Model and Risk-Based Oversight Process for Organization Designation Authorization
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) delegates to private individuals or organizations certain oversight functions, such as approving new aircraft designs and certifying aircraft components, to help ensure our Nation’s vast aviation industry
FHWA’s FIRE Program Is Addressing State Vulnerabilities, but Opportunities Exist To Make Improvements
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) oversees States’ use of approximately $40 billion in Federal funds provided annually for thousands of projects. By issuing these grants to State and local governments, FHWA incurs contractual obligations.
FAA Delays in Establishing a Pilot Records Database Limit Air Carriers’ Access to Background Information
Ensuring air carriers have all available information on a pilot’s training and performance remains a critical safety area for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Delays in Meeting Statutory Requirements and Oversight Challenges Reduce FAA’s Opportunities To Enhance HEMS Safety
The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) industry safely transports over 400,000 patients in the United States each year, frequently in challenging conditions, including night flight, poor weather, low visibility, and landing at unfamiliar
Program and Data Limitations Impede the Effectiveness of FAA’s Hazardous Materials Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program
Transporting hazardous materials by air can present serious safety risks, including the risk of combustible materials igniting or exploding on an aircraft.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire more than 11,000 air traffic controllers through fiscal year 2021 to replace the large number of controllers eligible to retire.
Quality Control Review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014
This report presents the results of our quality control review of KPMG LLP’s audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) financial statements for fiscal years 2015 and 2014.
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.