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On June 18, 2010 we issued our final report on the Information Security and Privacy Controls over the Airmen Medical Support Systems. For the report we determined if airmen’s personally identifiable information (PII) is properly secured from unau
On March 17, the Inspector General testified before the House Subcommittee on Aviation regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of on-demand aircraft operators. This operating environment carries a number of safety risks, s
Letter to Senator Claire McCaskill Regarding FAA's Progress in Implementing Past OIG Recommendations to Improve Oversight of Outsourced Maintenance
On January 11, 2010, we responded to a request from Senator Claire McCaskill that our office report on FAA’s progress in implementing our audit recommendations to improve its oversight of outsourced aircraft maintenance. We reported that, overall
FAA Faces Significant Risks in Implementing the Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast Program and Realizing Benefits
On October 12, 2010, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) program. ADS-B is a satellite-based surveillance technology that FAA expects will fundamentally change the
FAA's Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution Program: Sound Contract Management Practices are Needed to Achieve Program Outcomes
On September 30, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution Program (ATCOTS). ATCOTS is a critical component of FAA's plans to hire and train 15,000 new controllers by 2018.
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).
Audit Initiated of the Security and Controls over the Civil Aviation Registry Systems - Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for setting, overseeing, and enforcing safety standards in the aviation industry. FAA’s Flight Standards Service promotes aviation safety by managing systems for registration of civil aircr
FAA Needs To Implement More Efficient Performance-Based Navigation Procedures and Clarify the Role of Third Parties
On December 10, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of new flight procedures using Area Navigation (RNAV) and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and its use of third parties to develop them. These tech
Letter to Chairmen Oberstar and Costello and Ranking Members Mica and Petri Regarding FAA's Efforts to Implement RTCA Task Force Recommendations for NextGen
On December 21, we issued a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee regarding FAA's efforts to implement the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
On July 21, 2010, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Call to Action Plan for Runway Safety (the Plan). Reducing the risk of runway incursions is a critical part of FAA’s mission to oversee and enhance the margin o