Observations on Bringing Fiscal Discipline and Accountability to FAA’s Air Traffic Control Modernization Program
The Inspector General testified regarding FAA’s efforts to bring fiscal discipline and accountability to its air traffic control modernization program before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee. The IG remarked that OIG is seeing positive signs from FAA in addressing problems with major acquisitions. For example, FAA has made progress with some acquisitions, successfully managed the Y2K problem, is committed to improving agency management and fiscal discipline, and has appointed a chief operating officer.
The IG listed the following problems with major acquisitions as areas requiring sustained management attention:
Charles Keegan, FAA associate administrator for research and acquisitions, and Gerald Dillingham, GAO director of civil aviation, also testified.