The Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General has released its annual report on the top management challenges facing DOT in fiscal year 2009, as required by law.
DOT-OIG says the issues comprising this year’s report are: Enhancing aviation safety and maintaining confidence in FAA’s ability to provide effective oversight of a rapidly changing industry;
Enhancing mobility and reducing congestion in America’s transportation system;
Developing a plan to address projected highway and transit funding shortfalls;
Maximizing the return on current highway and transit infrastructure investments;
Operating the National Airspace System while developing and transitioning to the Next Generation Air Transportation System;
Protecting against increasing cyber-security risks and enhancing the protection of personally identifiable information;
Preventing catastrophic failures and obsolescence in the nation’s aging surface transportation infrastructure;
Improving contract operations and maintaining procurement integrity; and
Enhancing and deploying programs for reducing the serious consequences of surface transportation crashes.
The report was included in DOT’s FY 2008 Performance and Accountability Report. To view the report, click here.