DOT-OIG reports on department’s top challenges for FY09

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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.