New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of Security Controls of FAA’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS)
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities guide aircraft approaching and departing from airports within a 40-mile radius and up to 10,000 feet. To enable air traffic controllers in these facilities to communicate with thousands of aircraft each day, FAA must sustain the integrity and availability of TRACON systems and data.
Accordingly, we will perform an audit of FAA’s information technology security controls for large consolidated TRACON facilities. Our objectives for this self-initiated audit are to (1) assess FAA’s identification and mitigation of security risks in STARS and (2) determine whether FAA’s contingency planning limits the effects caused by the loss of STARS operations at large TRACON facilities during emergencies.