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 4, 2010, we issued our report on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Special Permits and Approvals Program. Many hazardous materials are transported under the terms of special permits and approvals, which
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 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
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
On April 29, 2010, we issued our final report on the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program. The law that provided a supplemental appropriation for the program directed us to review the Department’s administration of CARS. In add
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 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
On December 16, 2010, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Transportation Oversight System (ATOS). FAA uses ATOS to conduct surveillance of nearly 100 airlines that transport more than 90 percent of U.S.
On February 16, 2010, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued its report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of American Airlines’ maintenance programs. The audit was prompted by allegations that the overall aircraft ope