New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FAA's En Route Automation Modernization Program
September 12, 2003
We began an audit of FAA’s En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) program, which is intended to replace the “Host” computer hardware and software used to receive, process, and track the movement of high-altitude aircraft throughout the National Airspace System. We will (1) determine whether FAA has a realistic and executable plan to provide a new en route automation system on time and within budget; (2) identify key program risks that could affect FAA’s ability to meet cost and schedule projections; and (3) determine whether FAA has adequately addressed computer security in the ERAM system design.