The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is seeking industry feedback on its draft strategic plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022, in order to ensure that the agency is “taking the right approach to advancing the mission of improving transportation safety.”

The Strategic Plan reflects the NTSB’s priorities for advancing the mission of improving transportation safety by setting three priority strategic goals:

  1. Safety Leadership: We will continue to serve as a global leader in independent accident investigations, products, and services essential to transportation safety.
  2. Engagement: We will engage external stakeholders to advance transportation safety.
  3. Synergy: We will promote agency teamwork, innovation, and engagement to optimize operations.


Comments must be received on or before November 30, 2017. The agency anticipates submitting the plan to Congress in December 2017.

The NTSB 2018-2022 Draft Strategic Plan is available at the following Web address:

How to submit comments

You may submit comments by any of the following methods (Please send comments by one method only):

  1. Email:
    Address to
    Include “[Your name]—"Comments on NTSB 2018-2022 Draft Strategic Plan” in the email subject line.
  2. Federal eRulemaking Portal: 
    Go to 
    and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
  3. Fax:
    Include your name and the following subject line: “Comments on NTSB 2018-2022 Draft Strategic Plan.”
  4. Mail: 
    Address to Strategic Plan Comments, 
    Office of the Managing Director, MD-1 
    Strategic Management Program 
    National Transportation Safety Board 
    490 L’Enfant Plaza SW 
    Washington, DC 20594.
  5. Hand Delivery/Courier: 
    Same as mail address.

The NTSB may publish any comment received. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make.