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On January 20, we issued our assessment of internal controls over the Department's emergency disaster relief transportation services contract.
We gave the Department a qualified audit opinion on the DOT Consolidated Financial Statements because of concerns with the net book value of FAA property ($11.5 billion of the $16.2 billion total for DOT).
Weaknesses in MARAD’s Management Controls for Risk Mitigation, Workforce Development, and Program Implementation Hinder the Agency’s Ability To Meet Its Mission
The mission of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD) is to improve the U.S. marine transportation system to meet the Nation’s economic, environmental, and security needs.
FRA's Requirements For High Speed Rail Stakeholder Agreements Mitigated Risk, But Delayed Some Projects' Benefits
On November 1, we issued a report on the Stakeholder Agreement Requirements for the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) grant program. While FRA has awarded and obligated over $10.1 billion in grant
The Inspector General was invited to testify on June 14, 2000, before the Committee on Science, United States House of Representatives, on computer security within the Department of Transportation (DOT).
What We Looked At
FTA Has Not Fully Implemented Key Internal Controls for Hurricane Sandy Oversight and Future Emergency Relief Efforts
FTA has not fully implemented the processes and internal controls it established for the award and oversight of Hurricane Sandy funds, in response to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (DRAA) of 2013 and Federal guidelines.
Contract closeout is an important contract administration procedure that involves verifying that goods and services were provided as intended, validating final costs and payments, and freeing excess funds for possible use elsewhere.
What We Looked At
We publicly issued our audit report determining whether FHWA’s inactive obligations, which had no recorded activity for 18 months, represent valid financial liabilities or can be used on other projects.