New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of FAA's Management of NextGen Pre-Implementation Funding
The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) management of pre-implementation funding for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Since 2008, Congress has provided over $1.5 billion in developmental projects intended to explore new concepts and evaluate alternatives to reduce uncertainty and risks associated with NextGen programs. However, unlike major acquisition programs, these projects do not have formally approved cost and schedule milestones and do not receive the program oversight given to other procurement programs. Accordingly, our audit objectives are to assess FAA’s procedures for (1) selecting, justifying, and measuring the outcomes of projects that received developmental funding, and (2) overseeing the execution of these projects.