Major Management Challenges and Program Risks. Department of Transportation
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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This report addresses the major performance and accountability challenges facing the Department of Transportation DOT as it seeks to ensure the safe and efficient movement of people and goods and the cost-effective investment of resources in the nations transportation infrastructure. It includes a summary of actions that DOT has taken and that are under way to address these challenges. It also outlines further actions that GAO believes are needed. This analysis should help the new Congress and administration carry out their responsibilities and improve government for the benefit of the American people. This report is part of a special series, first issued in January 1999, entitled the Performance and Accountability Series Major Management Challenges and Program Risks. In that series, GAO advised the Congress that it planned to reassess the methodologies and criteria used to determine which federal government operations and functions should be highlighted and which should be designated as high risk. GAO completed the assessment, considered comments provided on a publicly available exposure draft, and published its guidance document, Determining Performance and Accountability Challenges and High Risks GAO-01-159SP, in November 2000.
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