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Audit Initiated of FAA's En Route Automation Modernization Program Information Security Controls

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The Office of Inspector General is initiating an Information Security Controls audit of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) Program.  ERAM will replace the 30-year old En Route Host computer and backup system, as well as more than 800 controller workstations at FAA's Air Route Traffic Control Centers nationwide.  The program will facilitate reduced aircraft separation and improved flight plan processing by offering flexible routing options, provide safety alerts to prevent collisions and congestion, and enable controllers to better handle unplanned events.

The objective of this audit is to determine the effectiveness of ERAM's information security controls, including whether or not FAA is identifying security risks and properly mitigating them.