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FAA’s Contingency Plans and Security Protocols Were Insufficient at Chicago Air Traffic Control Facilities
On September 26, 2014, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contract employee deliberately started a fire that destroyed critical equipment at FAA’s Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, IL.
Status of FAA's Major Acquisitions: Cost Growth and Schedule Delays Continue To Stall Air Traffic Modernization
On May 26, 2005, we issued our third annual report on the status of FAA’s major acquisitions, which are part of its modernization effort.
On September 30, 2008, we issued our follow–up audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) program.
We issued our review of FAA's actions to inform Congress and the public about the Yardley/Robbinsville (NJ) “Flip-Flop.” The review was undertaken at the request of Rep. Mike Ferguson, and we submitted our letter response to him on May 16.
What We Looked At
Total air traffic operations handled by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facilities declined 19 percent between 2004 and 2013, yet FAA’s operations budget increased slightly during that time.
More Rigorous Oversight is Needed to Ensure Venice Municipal Airport Land Sales and Leases are Used Appropriately
On September 29, 2011, we issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of the land sales and leases of Venice Municipal Airport. We conducted our review at the request of former Senator George LeMieux, who identified i
We are currently reviewing the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Free Flight Phase 1 initiative with particular emphasis on cost, schedule, human factors, and software development progress.
Our audit of TSA’s oversight of its security-screener contracts found that, based on their hourly rates, six of 13 large contractors charged TSA about $305 million more for passenger-screening services than they previously charged air carriers for