Transportation IG: FAA has made improvements in reporting jobs data under Recovery Act

Tuesday - 3/13/2012, 7:36pm EDT

Lou Dixon, principal assistant IG for auditing and evaluation, Transportation Department IG

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The Federal Aviation Administration has learned some lessons for improving accuracy and transparency.

The Transportation Department's Inspector General's office looked at how FAA reported money spent through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, following a request from the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, John Mica (R-Fla.).

According to the report, FAA met the Recovery Act's mandates to report job data, and the agency had made progress doing so over time.

However, the IG also found areas for improvement for reporting data on job creation efforts.

Lou Dixon, the principal assistant inspector general for auditing and evaluation at the Office of the Inspector General for the Transportation Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the report and how its findings can serve as lessons learned for other agencies as well.