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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for evaluating the psychological health of airline pilots. In March 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the Alps, killing all 150 people on board.
FAA Needs To Adopt a Risk-Based, Data-Driven Scheduling Process To Improve the Effectiveness of Its Drug Abatement Inspection Program
What We Looked At
Interim Report on Award-Fee Criteria for FAA's System Engineering and Technical Assistance II (SETA-II) Contract
On October 7, 2008, we issued an interim report regarding FAA’s System Engineering and Technical Assistance II Contract as part of our ongoing audit of the Use of Cost–Plus–Award–Fee (CPAF) contracts within the Department.
FAA Has Taken Steps To Identify Flight Deck Vulnerabilities but Needs To Enhance Its Mitigation Efforts
Recent incidents have drawn renewed worldwide attention to flight deck safety and security, including securing cockpit doors. On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the Alps, killing all 150 people onboard.
FAA’s Process for Updating Its Aircraft Evacuation Standards Lacks Data Collection and Analysis on Current Evacuation Risks
What We Looked At
On November 15, 2010, we issued our report presenting the results of our annual audit of the Department’s information security program and practices, as required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
On April 16, 2013, the Assistant Inspector General for Aviation and Special Programs testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) progress and challenges in im
FAA Delays in Establishing a Pilot Records Database Limit Air Carriers’ Access to Background Information
Ensuring air carriers have all available information on a pilot’s training and performance remains a critical safety area for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
We performed an evaluation of the Department’s information security controls and procedures as part of the Department’s first-ever computer security report to the Office of Management and Budget, as required by the Government Information Security