Watchdog Details Top Management Challenges for DOT in FY19

The Department of Transportation’s inspector general released a new report outlining the department's management challenges in fiscal year 2019. 

The watchdog report released Nov. 15 listed aviation safety and security, rail, infrastructure safety, cybersecurity and procurement and financing processes among the areas that might require DOT’s focus in the current fiscal year. For the assessment, the IG looked at safety impact, documented vulnerabilities, large dollar implications and the department’s ability to effect change. 

The challenges cover the Federal Aviation Administration’s new safety oversight strategy as well as runway safety, aircraft evacuation, drug and alcohol testing. 

DOT is expected to have difficulty managing surface infrastructure safety and investments, establishing new flight routes and standardizing cybersecurity strategies. 

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