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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.
FISMA 2011: Persistent Weaknesses in DOT's Controls Challenge the Protection and Security of its Information Systems
On November 14, 2011, we issued a report on the results of our annual audit of DOT’s information security program and practices, as required by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).
The growing demand for civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations presents new safety oversight challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
FAA Needs To Adopt a Risk-Based, Data-Driven Scheduling Process To Improve the Effectiveness of Its Drug Abatement Inspection Program
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FAA Has Made Progress in Implementing ASIAS, but Work Remains To Better Predict, Prioritize, and Communicate Safety Risks
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Enhanced Oversight of Staffing and Training at FAA's Critical Facilities is Needed to Maintain Continuity of Operations
On January 12, 2012, we issued a report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight of staffing and training at its most critical air traffic control facilities. We conducted our review at the request of the Chairman and Ranking Membe
FAA Is Making Progress but Improvements in Its Air Traffic Controller Facility Training Are Still Needed
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire and train more than 11,700 new air traffic controllers through fiscal year 2021.
On October 6 we issued our report on the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) implementation of controls over payments to Maritime Security Program (MSP) contractors.
On May 1, 2013, we issued our final report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) risk-based oversight of aircraft repair stations.
FAA Faces Significant Barriers To Safely Integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems Into the National Airspace System
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) forecasts there will be roughly 7,500 active Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the United States in 5 years.