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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

DBE Fraud Awareness

Schemes to defraud the Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program cheat not only the government and taxpayers, but also cheat those small, minority-owned businesses that the program is intended to help.
-Special Agent in Charge George C. Venizelos
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Office of Inspector General –
U.S. Department of Transportation

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is committed to fulfilling its statutory responsibilities and supporting members of Congress, the Secretary, senior Department officials, and the public in achieving a safe, efficient, and effective transportation system.
– Quoted from OIG-DOT website.



 Mission Statement
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 Annual Goal
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 Disparity and Availability Study
 ARRA Review
 What is a DBE?
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