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Agency Plans and Reports

Mission

The mission of the U.S. Department of Transportation is to ensure our Nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world, which improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses.

Overview

The establishment of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in 1967 combined 31 disparate elements of the Federal Government with transportation responsibilities under one Department. The purpose of establishing the Department was to coordinate and administer Federal transportation programs; provide leadership in the identification and resolution of transportation problems; encourage cooperation of Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments toward the achievement of national transportation objectives; stimulate technological advances in transportation; and develop national transportation policies and programs.

Today, DOT is responsible for overseeing and administering a wide range of transportation programs, policies and regulations for both aviation and surface transportation. The top priorities at DOT are to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility, and have our transportation system contribute to the nation's economic growth.

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Department of Transportation

  • Karen Bohannon
  • Nicholas Sanders
  • Ryan Kim
  • Martha Dunn

Department of Transportation

Modernized key FAA mission information technology. The new, consolidated approach has significantly improved productivity, enabled the retirement of legacy data centers and saved the FAA approximately $600,000 per year.

Agency Award

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Department of Transportation

  • Robin Jallow
  • Daniel Del Balzo
  • Monica Peterson
  • Mark Creasap

Department of Transportation

Improved access to and quality of training for all DOT staff by transitioning the FAA’s electronic Learning Management System and DOT’s training data to a cloud environment. Eight different FAA offices collaborated on this work and set an example for Shared Services in the department.

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Jeffrey Brown

Department of Transportation


Jeffrey Brown

Successfully supported a FEMA response mission during Hurricane Harvey through several rapid response tactics. In addition, when Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the Caribbean and his ship was diverted, Jeff ensured a smooth transition and handled complex logistics necessary to adapt to the new mission.

Agency Award

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Department of Transportation

  • Todd Luliak
  • Miguel Soares

Department of Transportation

Modernized how the Federal Aviation Administration trains the men and women that help keep our airways safe. Their aggressive combination of remote and traditional learning has improved mission readiness by training more students, while also saving taxpayer dollars.

Agency Award

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Matthew Royston

Department of Transportation


Matthew Royston

Streamlined training for Air Traffic Controllers through the development of mobile applications and games to replace outdated learning techniques. Mr. Royston’s innovative and engaging training methods have improved access to information and established training consistency.

Agency Award

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Department of Transportation

  • Christopher Robinett
  • Jennifer Seymour
  • Gary Miller
  • Raymond Griffin

Department of Transportation

Overhauled and restored surveillance systems along U.S. borders. This team’s work increased the operability and availability of day-time cameras from 57% to 93% and infrared cameras from 5% to 86%, improving Border Patrol Agents’ capacity to monitor border security.

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Rebecca Mauldin

Department of Transportation


Rebecca Mauldin

Revolutionized FAA Technician training by leading several projects focused on improving instructor and classroom resources, creating critical needs training, and developing a training requirements documentation system. Ms. Mauldin’s leadership efforts have increased the efficiency of training and reduced costs associated with conducting training.

Agency Award

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Treasury Performance Improvement Team

  • Erik Wagus
  • Danny Brandt
  • Lenora Stiles

Treasury Performance Improvement Team

Improved employee engagement and enabled staff to focus on high-value work through the implementation of Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodologies.

Council Award