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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Recovery     Work        Reports Issued
                                    w/Program Area                           Review                                                                                                                                                                                                  of 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                                                                                   Issued in Q3 FY 09, 1
                                                                                        Agency Scans of DOT's                                                               identifying vulnerabilities that could impede DOT's
               projects within                                                                                            of each DOT Operating Administration's                                                                                        ARRA Advisory issued
    DOT                            $   48,100,000,000    Performance        OIG Staff   initial Implementation                                                               ability to (1) provide effective oversight to ARRA-      Yes      Q3 FY 09                                   4
              FAA, FHWA, FRA,                                                                                     implementation of ARRA requirements based on the 10                                                                                      in Q4 FY 09, and 1
                                                                                                 of ARRA                                                                      funded projects and (2) meet new requirements
               FTA, OST, and                                                                                        focus areas identified in our March 2009 report and                                                                                 Final Report expected
                                                                                                                                                                                        mandated by ARRA and OMB.
                   MARAD                                                                                                   DOT's oversight implementation plan.                                                                                                in Q1 FY 10

                                                                                                                   Our ARRA Advisory issued August 6, 2009, reported
                                                                                          FAA's Process for          that FAA may have selected some projects with
              FAA Grants-in-aid                                                                                                                                             Review the effectiveness of FAA’s selection process
    DOT                            $    1,100,000,000    Performance        OIG Staff   Awarding ARRA Grants       questionable economic merit for ARRA funds. Such                                                                   No       Q4 FY 09         Q3 FY 10                  1
                 for Airports                                                                                                                                                 for awarding ARRA grants for airport projects.
                                                                                          to Airport Projects      projects may not 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 Assess whether (1) AIP and F&E projects funded under
                                                                                         Under the American
               for Airports and                                                                                   or 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 and FAA contractors are consistently and accurately
                                                                                         Reinvestment Act of
                  Equipment                                                                                        jobs 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-
              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                               year histories of grant management problems. This                                                                 No       Q2 FY 10         Q2 FY 11                  1
                 for Airports                                                             Grant Expenditures                                                                       overseeing ARRA grant expenditures.
                                                                                                                  raises 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
              FAA Facilities and                                                         FAA/ATO's Staffing of  risk 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
                                                                                                                     The Improper Payments Information Act requires        Evaluate whether FTA has adequate internal controls
                  Guideway                              Administrative /                  Improper Payment
    DOT                         $       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
               Infrastructure                              Financial                       Oversight at FTA
                                                                                                                               programs deemed susceptible.                                  grant recipients.
              Investment, and
                   Capital
             Investment Grants

              All ARRA-funded
                                                                                                                                                                    Determine if (1) questioned costs identified in Single
               programs and                                                              Implementing Single  DOT Modal Administrations are required to render a
                                                                                                                                                                   Audits are properly followed up by the DOT Operating
               projects within                        Administrative /                          Audit        management decision on Single Audit findings within 6
    DOT                            $   48,100,000,000                       OIG Staff                                                                                Administrations, and (2) internal control problems               No       Q1 FY 10         Q4 FY 10                  1
              FAA, FHWA, FRA,                            Financial                      Recommendations and months of receipt of the audit report according to OMB
                                                                                                                                                                   (material weaknesses and significant deficiencies) are
               FTA, OST, and                                                                Cost Recovery               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Recovery     Work        Reports Issued
                                    w/Program Area                         Review                                                                                                                                                                                                     of 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
               projects within                                                         Vulnerability Scan of                                                               guarantee availability of ARRA transparency data, and
    DOT                            $   48,100,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                addition, inadequate configurations may allow for                                                                   No       Q1 FY 10         Q3 FY 10                  1
              FAA, FHWA, FRA,                                                         DOT Recovery Websites                                                                 (2) prevent or detect intrusions into these websites
                                                                                                                 intruders to deface, alter or remove information from
               FTA, OST, and                                                                                                                                                    that may result in defacement, alteration, or
                                                                                                                                DOT's 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                                                                                        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
             Metrorail Project -                                                                                The project involves a $900 million Federal investment
                                                                                          Metrorail Project.                                                               requirements are being met; and (3) safety concerns
               Phase I (the                                                                                     and accelerated $77 million in payments authorized by
                                                                                                                                                                                            are being addressed.
              Dulles Project)                                                                                                            ARRA.

                 FTA Transit
                   Capital                                                                                     Several very large transit projects have already received
                                                                                                                                                                          For select major transit projects receiving ARRA and
              Assistance, Fixed                                                                                   ARRA funding, both New Starts and other funding,
                                                                                      FTA's Oversight of Major                                                             Lower Manhattan Recovery funds in the New York
                  Guideway                                                                                     including the Fulton Street Transit project. This project
    DOT                         $       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
               Infrastructure                                                                                    has already experienced significant cost overruns and
                                                                                          New York Region                                                                    (2) assess whether applicable ARRA goals and
              Investment, and                                                                                    schedule delays, and prior audit work has shown that
                                                                                                                                                                                      requirements are being met.
                   Capital                                                                                      larger projects are particularly vulnerable to problems.
             Investment 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Recovery     Work        Reports Issued
                                  w/Program Area                         Review                                                                                                                                                                                                   of Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Act Plan     Begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Y/N)
                                                                                                                                                                           (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.

                                                                                                              FRA received $8 billion in ARRA funding for awarding
                FRA Capital
                                                                                                               grants to States to develop high-speed rail corridors
               Assistance for
                                                                                                               and improve intercity passenger rail service. In our
              High-Speed Rail                                                       Capability of States and                                                             Assess implementation risks associated with ARRA's
                                                                                                                 March 31, 2009 report, "ARRA 2009: Oversight                                                                                          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
                                                                                                             Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation,”                                                                                              FY 11
                 Intercity                                                          High Speed Rail Projects                                                                   Intercity Passenger Rail Service Program
                                                                                                               we identified FRA's new passenger rail program as a
              Passenger Rail
                                                                                                             risk since FRA has not previously implemented a large-
                   Service
                                                                                                                     scale 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
               Assistance for
                                                                                                                 and improve intercity passenger rail service. In our  (1) Identify and examine best practices for setting up
              High-Speed Rail
                                                                                     State-Freight Railroad        March 31, 2009 report, "ARRA 2009: Oversight          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       Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation,” railroads; and (2) evaluate potential for a standardized                                   FY 11
                 Intercity
                                                                                                                 we identified FRA's new passenger rail program as a                    operating agreement.
              Passenger Rail
                                                                                                               risk since FRA has not previously implemented a large-
                   Service
                                                                                                                       scale 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
               Assistance for
                                                                                                                and improve intercity passenger rail service. In our
              High-Speed Rail                                                           High Speed Rail                                                                  Determine best practices in preparation of ridership
                                                                                                                   March 31, 2009 report, "ARRA 2009: Oversight                                                                                        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
                                                                                                               Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation,”                                                                                            FY 11
                 Intercity                                                               Best Practices                                                                                 benefits' valuations.
                                                                                                                we identified FRA's new passenger rail program as a
              Passenger Rail
                                                                                                               risk since FRA has not previously implemented a large-
                   Service
                                                                                                                       scale 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       (1) Identify locations where substantial delays
               Assistance for
                                                                                                                and improve intercity passenger rail service. In our       consistently occur (i.e. "bottlenecks") on Amtrak
              High-Speed Rail
                                                                                    Intercity Passenger Rail       March 31, 2009 report, "ARRA 2009: Oversight                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      Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation,”       determinants of Amtrak delays; and (3) assess the                 06/15/09
                 Intercity
                                                                                                                we identified FRA's new passenger rail program as a      degree of influence each determinant has on Amtrak
              Passenger Rail
                                                                                                               risk since FRA has not previously implemented a large-         delays overall, by route, and at bottlenecks.
                   Service
                                                                                                                       scale 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
                                                                                    Federal-aid State ARRA       contracts. FHWA's ARRA risk assessment identified
    DOT         Infrastructure   $   26,700,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                            level contracting award practices to ensure           No       Q1 FY 10         Q4 FY 10                  1
                                                                                       Contract Award           state contract award and administration issues as risk
                  Investment                                                                                                                                                    compliance with 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
                                                                                                                investments and economic recovery. FHWA's ARRA
    DOT         Infrastructure   $   26,700,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff   Federal-aid State ARRA                                                                level contract administration practices to ensure        No       Q4 FY 10         Q3 FY 11                  1
                                                                                                                risk 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Recovery     Work        Reports Issued
                                    w/Program Area                         Review                                                                                                                                                                                                 of 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
                                                                                                                                                                         Assess the adequacy of FTA’s oversight of state level
                  Guideway                                                               Grantees’ ARRA          extent practicable, which applies to contracts under
    DOT                         $       8,400,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                       contracting award practices to ensure compliance         No       Q2 FY 10         Q1 FY 11                  1
               Infrastructure                                                          Contract Award and       FTA grants. However, FTA has no mechanism for pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                      with laws and regulations.
              Investment, and                                                         Administration Practices    award reviews of compliance with ARRA and other
                   Capital                                                                                                      contracting mandates.
             Investment 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        transformation for FRA--moving from a relatively small
    DOT        Corridors and       $    9,500,000,000    Performance      OIG Staff                                                                                       contracting award practices to ensure compliance         No       Q1 FY 11         Q4 FY 11                  1
                                                                                       Contract Award and      agency focused on rail safety, to a grant-making agency
                 Intercity                                                                                                                                                            with 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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