According to the OIG, they found that the disaster recovery plans used for the U.S. Department of Transportation were not in compliance with their own policies.

This new audit by the DOT’s Inspector General’s office examined the disaster recovery plans for DOT agencies’ information systems. Effective disaster recovery planning is critical to maintain more than 450 information systems currently used by the department.

In addition, the DOT agencies have not all effectively tested their plans to ensure they will work in the event of a disruption, the audit found, with OIG reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration did not conduct annual contingency plan testing for certain high-impact systems as required and FAA, FMCSA, PHMSA, and FRA did not conduct required functional disaster recovery testing.

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