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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.
On October 6 we issued our report on the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) implementation of controls over payments to Maritime Security Program (MSP) contractors.
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.
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.
What We Looked At
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.
DOT’s Conference Spending Policies Reflect Federal Requirements, but Ineffective Controls Do Not Ensure Compliance
In recent years the President and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have issued guidance, and the Congress has enacted legislation to promote efficient spending and curb conference-related costs in the Federal Government.
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.
Final Report on DOT’s Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Continued Management Attention Is Needed to Address Oversight Vulnerabilities
On November 30, we issued our latest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) report entitled “DOT’s Implementation the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Continued Management Attention is Needed to Address Oversight Vulnerabilities”.
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.