Department of Transportation (DOT): serves as the focal point in the Federal Government for the coordinated national transportation Policy. It is responsible for transportation safety improvements and enforcement, international transportation agreements and the continuity of transportation services in the public interest.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): is the element of the U.S. government with primary responsibility for the safety of civil aviation.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI): findings are presented to the appropriate U.S. Attorney or DOJ official, who decides if prosecution, or other action, is warranted. Top priority has been assigned to the five areas that affect society the most: counterterrorism, drugs/organized crime, foreign counterintelligence, violent crimes, and financial crimes.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Since its founding in 1979, FEMA’s mission has been clear: to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation’s critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB): is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and significant accidents in the other modes of transportation. They also provide a Federal Family Assistance Plan.
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