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									                                                                                OIG Recovery Act Plan Overview
                                       OIG Name: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General


                                                     Conduct timely oversight of DOT ARRA funds while focusing on three major challenges facing the Department: (1) ensuring that DOT's grantees properly spend
                     OIG Broad Recovery Act Goals:
                                                     ARRA funds; (2) implementing new accountability requirements and programs mandated by ARRA; and (3) combating fraud waste, abuse, and mismanagement.

   OIG Broad Training and Outreach Recovery Act Conduct fraud awareness and prevention activities to alert DOT staff and grantees, including contractors, at all levels of government on how to recognize,
                                         Goals: prevent, and report suspected fraud.

                                                DOT OIG is using a three-phase approach to conduct audit and investigative work by emphasizing high-risk areas and promptly report results: Phase 1--conduct
                                                a comprehensive review of prior reports and testimonies to identify major challenges facing DOT with the implementation of ARRA and identify actions DOT
                                                should take now to address known challenges--(COMPLETED); Phase 2--conduct a systematic scan of DOT agencies receiving ARRA funding to examine
      OIG Recovery Act Risk Assessment Process: vulnerabilities in program management and planning that could impede DOT's ability to effectively oversee ARRA-funded projects and meet new statutory and
                                                OMB requirements--(COMPLETED); and Phase 3--Target for audit and investigation, specific DOT programs and projects, emerging as vulnerable/high-risk areas
                                                as a result of the scan completed; proactive investigations initiated; and fraud prevention outreach and training conducted in Phase 2--(ONGOING). We will
                                                promptly notify DOT, Congress and the public through ARRA Advisories and reports, of DOT actions needed to achieve ARRA goals.

   OIG Staff Dedicated to Recovery Act Oversight: As of September 30, 2009, DOT OIG had 16.74 FTE dedicated to ARRA


                         OIG Recovery Act Funds: $20,000,000 (FY 09 -September 30, 2013)
      Expiration Date of OIG Recovery Act Funds: 09/30/2013


  OIG Recovery Act Funds Allocated to Contracts: To Be Determined (As of September 30, 2009, DOT OIG has not allocated any ARRA funds to contracts).
              Purpose of Recovery Act Contracts: Not Applicable
     Types of Recovery Act Contracts Awarded to
                                                 Not Applicable
                                          Date:

             Link to OIG Recovery Act Work Plan: http://www.oig.dot.gov/recovery/index.jsp




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                                                                                                                OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Included   Expected
                                   Recovery Act Funds                         Entity                                                                                                                                                                                              Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on Prior    Quarter   Expected Quarter(s)
   Agency       Program Area           Associated       Type of Review     Performing         Project Title                               Background                                                Objective                                                                    Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Recovery     Work       Reports Issued
                                    w/Program Area                           Review                                                                                                                                                                                                Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Act Plan    Begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Y/N)
                ARRA-funded                                                                                            Phase 2 of our ARRA -related audit work includes                                                                                         2 ARRA Advisories
                                                                                                                                                                                Evaluate each agency's ARRA implementation by
               programs and                                                                                         conducting expeditious and structured reviews/scans of                                                                                    Issued in Q3 FY 09, 1
                                                                                          Agency Scans of DOT's                                                                identifying vulnerabilities that could impede DOT's
               projects within                                                                                       each DOT Operating Administration's implementation                                                                                      ARRA Advisory issued
    DOT                            $   48,100,000,000    Performance        OIG Staff   initial Implementation of                                                               ability to (1) provide effective oversight to ARRA-      Yes      Q3 FY 09                                    4
              FAA, FHWA, FRA,                                                                                          of ARRA requirements based on the 10 focus areas                                                                                         in Q4 FY 09, and 1
                                                                                                   ARRA                                                                          funded projects and (2) meet new requirements
               FTA, OST, and                                                                                        identified in our March 2009 report and DOT's oversight                                                                                  Final Report expected
                                                                                                                                                                                           mandated by ARRA and OMB.
                  MARAD                                                                                                               implementation plan.                                                                                                          in Q1 FY 10

                                                                                                              Our ARRA Advisory issued August 6, 2009, reported that
                                                                                           FAA's Process for  FAA may have selected some projects with questionable
              FAA Grants-in-aid                                                                                                                                      Review the effectiveness of FAA’s selection process for
    DOT                            $    1,100,000,000    Performance        OIG Staff    Awarding ARRA Grants economic merit for ARRA funds. Such projects may not                                                                       No       Q4 FY 09         Q3 FY 10                   1
                for Airports                                                                                                                                              awarding ARRA grants for airport projects.
                                                                                          to Airport Projects comply with ARRA requirements, such as providing long-
                                                                                                                                  term benefits.

                                                                                                                       ARRA requires DOT grant recipients to periodically
                                                                                           FAA's Job Creation
              FAA Grants-in-aid                                                                                     report “the number of direct, on-project jobs created or Assess whether (1) AIP and F&E projects funded under
                                                                                          Under the American
               for Airports and                                                                                     sustained by the Federal funds provided for projects. . . ARRA are preserving and creating jobs and (2) airports
    DOT                            $    1,300,000,000    Performance        OIG Staff        Recovery and                                                                                                                                No       Q1 FY 10         Q4 FY 10                   1
                 Facilities and                                                                                      and, to the extent possible, the estimated indirect jobs and FAA contractors are consistently and accurately
                                                                                          Reinvestment Act of
                  Equipment                                                                                             created or sustained in the associated supplying                   accounting for those jobs.
                                                                                                  2009
                                                                                                                                           industries.”

                                                                                                                    Our ARRA Advisory issued August 6, 2009, reported that
                                                                                                                      FAA has awarded grants to sponsors with multi-year
              FAA Grants-in-aid                                                         FAA's Oversight of ARRA                                                                   Review the effectiveness of FAA's process for
    DOT                            $    1,100,000,000    Performance        OIG Staff                                 histories of grant management problems. This raises                                                                No       Q2 FY 10         Q2 FY 11                   1
                for Airports                                                              Grant Expenditures                                                                          overseeing ARRA grant expenditures.
                                                                                                                     concerns regarding FAA's ability to ensure ARRA funds
                                                                                                                                   are effectively administered.

                                                                                                               FAA's 2009 budget request reports a need for additional
                                                                                                                 technical and contracting staff to manage its Airport
                                                                                                                   Traffic Organization projects, however ATO's risk
              FAA Facilities and                                                         FAA/ATO's Staffing of    analysis submitted to OST did not identify staffing          Review FAA's staffing plans for programs receiving
    DOT                            $      200,000,000    Performance        OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                    No       Q3 FY 10         Q2 FY 11                   1
                 Equipment                                                              ARRA-Related Programs      issues. ATO provides critical enroute, navigation,                             ARRA funds
                                                                                                                power, and terminal systems for the National Airspace
                                                                                                                System (NAS). Without adequate staff, ARRA and non-
                                                                                                                      ARRA projects may not be timely completed.
               FHWA Highway                                                                                            The Improper Payments Information Act requires            Evaluate whether FHWA has adequate internal
                                                        Administrative /                   Improper Payment
    DOT         Infrastructure     $   27,500,000,000                       OIG Staff                                   agencies to test for improper payments in those       controls to prevent and detect improper payments to        No       Q2 FY 10         Q2 FY 11                   1
                                                          Financial                        Oversight at FHWA
                  Investment                                                                                                    programs deemed susceptible.                                    grant recipients.

             FTA Transit Capital
              Assistance, Fixed
                 Guideway                                                                                              The Improper Payments Information Act requires         Evaluate whether FTA has adequate internal controls
                                                        Administrative /                   Improper Payment
    DOT        Infrastructure    $      8,400,000,000                       OIG Staff                                   agencies to test for improper payments in those        to prevent and detect improper payments to ARRA           No       Q4 FY 10         Q4 FY 11                   1
                                                          Financial                         Oversight at FTA
              Investment, and                                                                                                   programs deemed susceptible.                                    grant recipients.
             Capital Investment
                   Grants


              All ARRA-funded
                                                                                                                                                                      Determine if (1) questioned costs identified in Single
               programs and                                                                                    DOT Modal Administrations are required to render a
                                                                                          Implementing Single                                                        Audits are properly followed up by the DOT Operating
               projects within                          Administrative /                                      management decision on Single Audit findings within 6
    DOT                            $   48,100,000,000                       OIG Staff   Audit Recommendations                                                          Administrations, and (2) internal control problems                No       Q1 FY 10         Q4 FY 10                   1
              FAA, FHWA, FRA,                             Financial                                           months of receipt of the audit report according to OMB
                                                                                           and Cost Recovery                                                         (material weaknesses and significant deficiencies) are
               FTA, OST, and                                                                                              Circular A-133 section 405 (d).
                                                                                                                                                                        corrected by DOT grantees in a timely manner.
                   MARAD




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                                                                                                              OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Included   Expected
                                  Recovery Act Funds                       Entity                                                                                                                                                                                              Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on Prior    Quarter   Expected Quarter(s)
   Agency       Program Area          Associated       Type of Review   Performing         Project Title                             Background                                                 Objective                                                                     Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recovery     Work       Reports Issued
                                   w/Program Area                         Review                                                                                                                                                                                                Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Act Plan    Begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Y/N)
              All ARRA-funded                                                                                                                                       Determine if DOT's recovery websites are properly
                                                                                                               Recently, intruders brought down DOT's principal
               programs and                                                                                                                                          configured to (1) minimize denials of service and
                                                                                                            website, which contains ARRA information. In addition,
               projects within                                                        Vulnerability Scan of                                                        guarantee availability of ARRA transparency data, and
    DOT                           $   48,100,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                           inadequate configurations may allow for intruders to                                                                     No       Q1 FY 10         Q3 FY 10                   1
              FAA, FHWA, FRA,                                                        DOT Recovery Websites                                                          (2) prevent or detect intrusions into these websites
                                                                                                                deface, alter or remove information from DOT's
               FTA, OST, and                                                                                                                                            that may result in defacement, alteration, or
                                                                                                                               recovery websites.
                   MARAD                                                                                                                                                         destruction of ARRA data.


              All ARRA-funded                                                                                  Section 1512 of the Recovery Act requires recipients of
                                                                                                                                                                       Determine whether the Department has established a
               programs and                                                                                      Recovery Act funds to submit reports on the use of
                                                                                     DOT's Plan for Ensuring                                                              process to perform limited data quality reviews                                 1 Final Report Issued
               projects within                                                                                  those funds. OMB guidance encourages each Federal
    DOT                           $   48,100,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff     Recovery Act Data                                                                   intended to identify material omissions and/or             No       Q4 FY 09    on October 6, 2009              1
              FAA, FHWA, FRA,                                                                                  agency to conduct limited quality reviews of recipients
                                                                                             Quality                                                                   significant reporting errors, and notify the recipients                                 (Q1 FY 10)
               FTA, OST, and                                                                                    data and notify recipients of two key data problems--
                                                                                                                                                                       of the need to make appropriate and timely changes.
                   MARAD                                                                                         material omissions and significant reporting errors.


                                                                                                               FHWA has identified LPA projects as high programmatic
                                                                                                               risk because many of the state transportation agencies
                                                                                                                do not provide sufficient oversight over those projects
               FHWA Highway                                                                                                                                               Assess FHWA’s oversight of the $6-8 billion provided
                                                                                     Oversight of Local Public administered by the local units of government. In the
    DOT         Infrastructure    $   27,500,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                        annually to localities, and $8 billion in ARRA funding      No       Q1 FY 10         Q1 FY 11                   1
                                                                                     Agencies Projects (LPA)     case of the ARRA program, FHWA has developed an
                  Investment                                                                                                                                                            over the next three years.
                                                                                                                ARRA oversight plan using National Review Teams and
                                                                                                                 Program Accountability Results reviews designed to
                                                                                                               review ARRA program spending including LPA projects.


                                                                                                            FHWA will utilize National Review Teams as part of its
                                                                                                               ARRA oversight strategy to conduct independent
                                                                                                              evaluations of State processes and procedures and
                                                                                                                                                                   Assess whether the National Review Teams have been
               FHWA Highway                                                                                    assessments of project compliance for high-risk
                                                                                     Effectiveness of FHWA                                                         effective in helping FHWA oversee $26 billion in ARRA
    DOT         Infrastructure    $   27,500,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                            operations. FHWA expects the reviews to provide                                                                         No       Q1 FY 10         Q4 FY 10                   1
                                                                                     National Review Teams                                                              funding and mitigate the risks posed by the
                  Investment                                                                               national consistency, expertise, and knowledge sharing.
                                                                                                                                                                                  implementation of ARRA.
                                                                                                             This is a new approach for FHWA which traditionally
                                                                                                                relies on it 52 Division offices for project-level
                                                                                                                                    oversight.

                FTA's Major                                                                                       In 2007, we issued a baseline report on this project
                                                                                                                                                                             Evaluate FTA’s oversight of the Dulles Corridor
              Projects - Dulles                                                                                that outlined key concerns related to the project's cost
                                                                                     FTA's Oversight of Phase                                                             Metrorail Project, including whether (1) the project is
             Corridor Metrorail                                                                                  and schedule estimates, funding, and management.
    DOT                               $77,260,000       Performance      OIG Staff    1 of the Dulles Corridor                                                               being effectively managed; (2) ARRA goals and            No       Q1 FY 10         Q 4 FY 10                  1
              Project - Phase I                                                                                The project involves a $900 million Federal investment
                                                                                         Metrorail Project.                                                               requirements are being met; and (3) safety concerns
                (the Dulles                                                                                    and accelerated $77 million in payments authorized by
                                                                                                                                                                                          are being addressed.
                  Project)                                                                                                              ARRA.


             FTA Transit Capital
                                                                                                              Several very large transit projects have already received
              Assistance, Fixed                                                                                                                                          For select major transit projects receiving ARRA and
                                                                                                                 ARRA funding, both New Starts and other funding,
                 Guideway                                                            FTA's Oversight of Major                                                             Lower Manhattan Recovery funds in the New York
                                                                                                              including the Fulton Street Transit project. This project
    DOT        Infrastructure    $     8,400,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff    Transit Projects in the                                                           region (1) evaluate FTA’s oversight of the projects and       No       Q2 FY 10         Q2 FY 11                   1
                                                                                                               has already experienced significant cost overruns and
              Investment, and                                                           New York Region                                                                     (2) assess whether applicable ARRA goals and
                                                                                                               schedule delays, and prior audit work has shown that
             Capital Investment                                                                                                                                                      requirements are being met.
                                                                                                              larger projects are particularly vulnerable to problems.
                   Grants


                                                                                                                                                                           (1) Assess OST’s evaluation process to determine
                                                                                                                   In addition to increasing funding for existing DOT
                                                                                                                                                                          whether it adhered to its own policies and applicable
             OST Supplemental                                                              OST's TIGER             programs, ARRA created new discretionary grant
                                                                                                                                                                             laws and regulations in making $1.5 billion in
    DOT        Discretionary  $        1,500,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff     Discretionary Grants           programs, including $1.5 billion for surface                                                                    No       Q3 FY 10         Q3 FY 11                   1
                                                                                                                                                                               selections and whether OST fulfilled ARRA
              Grants Program                                                                 Program                  transportation infrastructure projects to be
                                                                                                                                                                           requirements; and (2) evaluate OST's strategy for
                                                                                                                  administered by the Office of the Secretary (OST).
                                                                                                                                                                          administration and oversight of the selected grants.


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                                                                                                              OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Included   Expected
                                 Recovery Act Funds                       Entity                                                                                                                                                                                               Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on Prior    Quarter   Expected Quarter(s)
   Agency       Program Area         Associated       Type of Review   Performing         Project Title                              Background                                                 Objective                                                                     Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recovery     Work       Reports Issued
                                  w/Program Area                         Review                                                                                                                                                                                                 Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Act Plan    Begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Y/N)
                                                                                                               FRA received $8 billion in ARRA funding for awarding
                 FRA Capital
                                                                                                             grants to States to develop high-speed rail corridors and
                Assistance for
                                                                                                              improve intercity passenger rail service. In our March
               High-Speed Rail                                                      Capability of States and                                                               Assess implementation risks associated with ARRA's
                                                                                                                31, 2009 report, "ARRA 2009: Oversight Challenges                                                                                         Q4 FY 10 through Q4
    DOT         Corridors and    $    8,000,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff   FRA to Plan and Manage                                                                 Capital Assistance for High Speed Rail Corridors and       No       Q2 FY 10                                    1
                                                                                                                  Facing the Department of Transportation,” we                                                                                                   FY 11
                  Intercity                                                         High Speed Rail Projects                                                                     Intercity Passenger Rail Service Program
                                                                                                               identified FRA's new passenger rail program as a risk
               Passenger Rail
                                                                                                             since FRA has not previously implemented a large-scale
                   Service
                                                                                                                        high-speed passenger rail program.

                                                                                                                 FRA received $8 billion in ARRA funding for awarding
                 FRA Capital
                                                                                                               grants to States to develop high-speed rail corridors and
                Assistance for
                                                                                                                improve intercity passenger rail service. In our March (1) Identify and examine best practices for setting up
               High-Speed Rail
                                                                                     State-Freight Railroad       31, 2009 report, "ARRA 2009: Oversight Challenges         passenger rail operating agreements with freight                              Q4 FY 10 through Q4
    DOT         Corridors and    $    8,000,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                     No       Q2 FY 10                                    1
                                                                                      Capital Agreements            Facing the Department of Transportation,” we         railroads; and (2) evaluate potential for a standardized                                FY 11
                  Intercity
                                                                                                                 identified FRA's new passenger rail program as a risk                    operating agreement.
               Passenger Rail
                                                                                                               since FRA has not previously implemented a large-scale
                   Service
                                                                                                                          high-speed passenger rail program.

                                                                                                                 FRA received $8 billion in ARRA funding for awarding
                 FRA Capital
                                                                                                               grants to States to develop high-speed rail corridors and
                Assistance for
                                                                                                                improve intercity passenger rail service. In our March
               High-Speed Rail                                                          High Speed Rail                                                                    Determine best practices in preparation of ridership
                                                                                                                   31, 2009 report, "ARRA 2009: Oversight Challenges                                                                                      Q4 FY 10 through Q4
    DOT         Corridors and    $    8,000,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff    Financial Forecasting                                                                  and revenue forecasts, cost estimates, and public         No       Q2 FY 10                                    1
                                                                                                                     Facing the Department of Transportation,” we                                                                                                FY 11
                  Intercity                                                              Best Practices                                                                                   benefits' valuations.
                                                                                                                  identified FRA's new passenger rail program as a risk
               Passenger Rail
                                                                                                               since FRA has not previously implemented a large-scale
                   Service
                                                                                                                           high-speed passenger rail program.

                                                                                                               FRA received $8 billion in ARRA funding for awarding
                 FRA Capital
                                                                                                             grants to States to develop high-speed rail corridors and    (1) Identify locations where substantial delays
                Assistance for
                                                                                                              improve intercity passenger rail service. In our March     consistently occur (i.e. "bottlenecks") on Amtrak
               High-Speed Rail
                                                                                    Intercity Passenger Rail     31, 2009 report, "ARRA 2009: Oversight Challenges          routes; (2) identify statistically significant                     Q3 FY 09
    DOT         Corridors and    $    8,000,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                     No                        Q2 FY 10                   1
                                                                                      Service Bottlenecks          Facing the Department of Transportation,” we         determinants of Amtrak delays; and (3) assess the                      06/15/09
                  Intercity
                                                                                                                identified FRA's new passenger rail program as a risk  degree of influence each determinant has on Amtrak
               Passenger Rail
                                                                                                             since FRA has not previously implemented a large-scale        delays overall, by route, and at bottlenecks.
                   Service
                                                                                                                         high-speed passenger rail program.

                                                                                                                 ARRA includes an emphasis on the use of fixed-price
                                                                                                               contracts and competitive procedures to the maximum
                                                                                     FHWA’s Oversight of        extent practicable, which applies to Federal-aid state
               FHWA Highway                                                                                                                                            Assess the adequacy of FHWA’s oversight of state level
                                                                                    Federal-aid State ARRA       contracts. FHWA's ARRA risk assessment identified
    DOT         Infrastructure   $   26,700,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                      contracting award practices to ensure compliance with          No       Q1 FY 10         Q4 FY 10                   1
                                                                                       Contract Award           state contract award and administration issues as risk
                  Investment                                                                                                                                                           laws and regulations.
                                                                                          Practices.               areas. Also, our scan work found that state DOT
                                                                                                               workforces were often capped or shrinking as workload
                                                                                                                                 grows under ARRA.

                                                                                                              ARRA provided $27.5 billion for FHWA infrastructure
               FHWA Highway                                                          FHWA’s Oversight of                                                          Assess the adequacy of FHWA’s oversight of state level
                                                                                                            investments and economic recovery. FHWA's ARRA risk
    DOT         Infrastructure   $   26,700,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff   Federal-aid State ARRA                                                             contract administration practices to ensure                    No       Q4 FY 10         Q3 FY 11                   1
                                                                                                                assessment identified State contract award and
                  Investment                                                        Contract Administration                                                               compliance with laws and regulations.
                                                                                                                      administration issues as risk areas.




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                                                                                                             OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Included   Expected
                                   Recovery Act Funds                       Entity                                                                                                                                                                                            Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on Prior    Quarter   Expected Quarter(s)
   Agency       Program Area           Associated       Type of Review   Performing         Project Title                             Background                                                Objective                                                                    Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Recovery     Work       Reports Issued
                                    w/Program Area                         Review                                                                                                                                                                                              Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Act Plan    Begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Y/N)

             FTA Transit Capital
                                                                                                                     ARRA includes an emphasis on use of fixed-price
              Assistance, Fixed
                                                                                         FTA’s Oversight of      contracts and competitive procedures to the maximum
                 Guideway                                                                                                                                                  Assess the adequacy of FTA’s oversight of state level
                                                                                      Grantees’ ARRA Contract    extent practicable, which applies to contracts under FTA
    DOT        Infrastructure    $      8,400,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                       contracting award practices to ensure compliance with      No       Q2 FY 10        Q1 FY 11                   1
                                                                                            Award and            grants. However, FTA has no mechanism for pre-award
              Investment, and                                                                                                                                                             laws and regulations.
                                                                                      Administration Practices   reviews of compliance with ARRA and other contracting
             Capital Investment
                                                                                                                                        mandates.
                   Grants

                 FRA Capital
                Assistance for
                                                                                         FRA’s Oversight of       The High-Speed Rail Program represents a major
               High-Speed Rail                                                                                                                                          Assess the adequacy of FRA’s oversight of state level
                                                                                      Grantees’ ARRA Contract transformation for FRA--moving from a relatively small
    DOT         Corridors and      $    9,500,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                    contracting award practices to ensure compliance with         No       Q1 FY 11        Q4 FY 11                   1
                                                                                            Award and          agency focused on rail safety, to a grant-making agency
                  Intercity                                                                                                                                                            laws and regulations.
                                                                                      Administration Practices           responsible for billions of dollars.
               Passenger Rail
                   Service
                                                                                                                  FAA has modified existing support services contracts,
              FAA Facilities and                                                      FAA/ATO's Contracts for                                                               Review FAA support services contracts utilized for
    DOT                            $      200,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                               many of which were cost plus, instead of using fixed                                                               No       Q3 FY 10        Q2 FY 11                   1
                 Equipment                                                            ARRA-Related Programs                                                                             ARRA-related programs.
                                                                                                                        price contracts as emphasized in ARRA.




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