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 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 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
On June 16, 2010, we issued our report on actions needed to advance the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). We conducted this review at the request of the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Transportation and
On April 1, 2010, we issued our report on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA's) policies and procedures for screening, placing, and initially training newly hired air traffic controllers.
On August 25, we issued our report on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) use of cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) contracts to the Office of the Secretary (OST) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with separate recommendations to each.