INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Better Identifying and Tracking Operational Technology Assets Across the Company Would Improve Cybersecurity
Our objective for this report was to assess the effectiveness of the company’s practices for identifying and tracking its operational technology assets to facilitate its ability to protect them from cybersecurity threats.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-002 | 11/07/2022
GOVERNANCE: Company Appears on Track to Achieve Emissions Reduction Goals; Opportunities Exist to Reduce Excess Idling and Provide Training
Our objective for this report was to assess how effective the company has been in achieving its emissions-reduction goals.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2023-001 | 10/18/2022
ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT: Company’s Electronic Procurement System Limits Effective Contract Oversight
We initiated this work as a survey of Amtrak’s practices for developing and managing construction contracts.
Tracking Number: OIG-MAR-2022-013 | 08/16/2022
HUMAN RESOURCES: The Company is Addressing Engineering Management Workforce Challenges, but Additional Work Remains
Our objective for this report was to assess the company’s efforts to address challenges in recruiting and retaining skilled engineering managers as it recovers from the pandemic and builds for the future.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-012 | 07/12/2022
Amtrak (the company) contracted with the independent public accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP to audit its consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year then ended, September 30, 2021, and to provide a report on internal c
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-011 | 06/23/2022
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Improving Payment Request Controls Could Provide a Better Value for Purchases and Protect the Company’s Interests
Our objective for this report was to assess the effectiveness of the company’s controls over payment requests.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-010 | 06/15/2022
Our objective for this report was to assess the extent to which the company planned effectively for the Unified Operations Center (UOC) program, including developing a business case that demonstrated the expected financial and operational benefits
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-009 | 05/11/2022
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Better Requirements Could Help the Company Implement Technology Projects More Effectively
Our objective for this report was to assess the effectiveness of the company’s efforts to identify the technology needs of its business departments and implement projects in response to those needs.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-007 | 03/11/2022
GOVERNANCE: Company Needs a Comprehensive Framework to Successfully Manage its Commitments to the Gateway Program
Our objective for this report was to assess the extent to which the company has a program management framework to govern how it will complete its current and future work across the Gateway projects.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-006 | 02/04/2022
GOVERNANCE: Amtrak Has Begun to Address State Partners’ Concerns About Shared Costs But Has More Work to Do to Improve Relationships
Our objectives for this report were to identify and assess the challenges associated with cost sharing on state-supported routes and the extent to which the company is working independently, and with its state partners, to address them.
Tracking Number: OIG-A-2022-005 | 01/31/2022