DOT Inspector General Web Site Adds New Information

THE DEPARTMENT of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has announced the official launch of its revamped web page at http://www.oig.dot.gov.

In addition to containing audit reports, congressional testimonies, and semi-annual reports to Congress dating back to 1997, the new web site will contain audit announcements, significant correspondence, and press releases.

Summaries of completed investigative activities will be posted to the web site grouped under investigative priority areas. All OIG documents that are accessible via the site can be viewed on the web in their original format or in a text-only version that is friendly to screen readers and mobile devices.

“This enhanced web site will better serve the department, Congress, and the public by making it easier to access our reports and congressional testimony on fiscal accountability, improve program efficiency, and efforts to root out waste, fraud, and abuse,” said Inspector General Kenneth M Mead. “Everyone with Internet access will be able to quickly locate our latest reports and find a reading room section containing audits, testimonies, and other products pertaining to a specific issue.”

Finding information will be made easier through a more powerful internal search engine allowing viewers to locate documents by report number, subject, or report type. “No document is more than three clicks from the homepage,” Mead said.

Visitors to the web site also will be able to search by subject matter reflecting OIG's organization in the new reading room. Current audit reports, testimonies, and investigative results will be accessible in a “Just Released” section. Another new feature is the ability to compile a list of OIG activities over a specific timeframe.

Other new features include: the ability to submit Freedom of Information Act requests by e-mail; a calendar of upcoming events, such as scheduled testimonies or public speeches by the inspector general or senior staff;a personnel and office locator; and a new focus section highlighting major activities.

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