OIG Report on Weaknesses in the DBE Program

A year ago the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General or OIG issued an eye-opening  and critical report on the DOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) programs.  The OIG found problems in the way the programs are implemented and in DOT’s ovesight of the state agencies that are responsible for implementing the program. The OIG also found that the DOT does not provide adequate training to state agencies and that significant amounts of funds are lost or don’t find their way to DBEs due to poor internal controls over certification processes. You can download the complete OIG report here:

http://www.oig.dot.gov/node/6101