New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of the Security and Controls over FAA’s Data Communications Program
The Office of Inspector General is self-initiating an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) security and controls for the Data Communications Program (DataComm)—an important element of FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) initiative. DataComm will provide a direct link for digital communications between aircraft flight decks and air traffic controllers. Our audit objectives are to determine whether: (1) FAA is identifying security risks and properly mitigating them; and (2) FAA’s contingency plan for the system limits the effects of the loss of DataComm’s availability.