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National Transportation Safety Board
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INSPECTOR GENERAL GIVES NTSB "CLEAN" FINANCIAL REPORT FOR A SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

November 18, 2009

Washington, D.C. - For the seventh consecutive year the National Transportation Safety Board's financial statements received an unqualified, or "clean," opinion from the Department of Transportation Inspector General.

The results are from an audit conducted on the Safety Board's financial statements for Fiscal Year 2009.  The opinion comes at a time when the Board has realized improvement in several management measurements.

"As proud as I am of the continuing professionalism of the NTSB's accident investigations," NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said, "I am gratified that the agency has demonstrated achievement in its stewardship of taxpayer resources."

Recently, the Government Accountability Office issued a report finding that the NTSB "has fully implemented or made significant progress in adopting leading management practices in all areas in which GAO made prior recommendations."  The GAO also praised the Board's continuing improvement of information security.  GAO found that the Safety Board was in substantial compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

"As we work to serve the American people, we must administer our programs as efficiently and economically as possible," Chairman Hersman said.  "To do this, we rely on our system of management controls to assure that our financial activities comply with applicable laws, that our items of value are safeguarded, and that our operations are accounted for properly."

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.