Strategic Plan
Fiscal Years 2013 through 2016

Every three years, the NTSB updates its strategic plan, which describes its work to address ever-evolving transportation issues. An agency strategic plan is one of three main elements required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Public Law 103-62). An agency's strategic plan defines its missions, goals, and the means by which it will measure its progress in addressing specific national problems, needs, or challenges related to its mission over the course of the next four years.

For the period FY 2013—2016, the NTSB is publishing its Strategic Plan as a Web document, which will be updated periodically to reflect the agency's strategies, actions, and progress toward its goals. We consider the strategic plan as a living and vital document that will be used to identify our successes and where appropriate, bring about positive change. This plan focuses on our revised mission and expansion of core agency values. The aim of the plan is to stimulate and promote beneficial change within the transportation community. The Strategic Plan was last updated September 1, 2012.

A Message from the Chairman

About the NTSB

Strategic Goal No. 1 - Conduct Effective Accident Investigations

Strategic Goal No. 2 -Recommend and Advocate Actions to Improve Global Transportation Safety

Strategic Goal No. 3 - Conduct Fair and Expeditious Adjudication of Airman and Mariner Appeals from the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Coast Guard Enforcement Actions and Certificate Denial.

Strategic Goal No. 4 - Provide Outstanding Mission Support

Appendix I: NTSB Strategic Goals and Strategic Objectives

Appendix II: Environmental Analysis

Strategic Plan