Air traffic control systems (91 - 100 of 311 items)
National Airspace System: Status of FAA's Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System
GAO-02-1071: Published: Sep 17, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2002.
Since September 1996, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been developing the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) project to replace the outdated computer equipment that air traffic controllers currently use in some facilities to control air traffic within 5 to 50 nautical miles of an airport. Comparing the currently projected cost and deployment schedule for STARS wi...
Air Traffic Control: FAA Enhanced the Controller-in-Charge Program, but More Comprehensive Evaluation is Needed
GAO-02-55: Published: Oct 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2001.
Each day, nearly two million passengers on 25,000 flights depend on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Control (ATC) system to safely reach their destinations. Because the ATC system requires thousands of controllers, each of whom typically manages just a section of airspace or one aspect of an aircraft's takeoff or landing, FAA depends on supervisors to monitor air traffic op...
National Airspace System: Free Flight Tools Show Promise, but Implementation Challenges Remain
GAO-01-932: Published: Aug 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2001.
This report reviews the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) progress on implementing the Free Flight Program, which would provide more flexibility in air traffic operations. This program would increase collaboration between FAA and the aviation community. By using a set of new automated technologies (tools) and procedures, free flight is intended to increase the capacity and efficiency of the...
Aviation Security: Terrorist Acts Demonstrate Urgent Need to Improve Security at the Nation's Airports
GAO-01-1162T: Published: Sep 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2001.
A safe and secure civil aviation system is a critical component of the nation's overall security, physical infrastructure, and economic foundation. Billions of dollars and myriad programs and policies have been devoted to achieving such a system. Although it is not fully known at this time what actually occurred or what all the weaknesses in the nation's aviation security apparatus are that contri...
Aviation Security: Terrorist Acts Illustrate Severe Weaknesses in Aviation Security
GAO-01-1166T: Published: Sep 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2001.
A safe and secure civil aviation system is critical to the nation's security, physical infrastructure, and economy. Billions of dollars and myriad programs and policies have been devoted to achieving such a system. Although it is not fully known at this time what actually occurred or what all the weaknesses in the nation's aviation security apparatus are that contributed to the horrendous events...
Air Traffic Control: Role of FAA's Modernization Program in Reducing Delays and Congestion
GAO-01-725T: Published: May 10, 2001. Publicly Released: May 10, 2001.
This testimony discusses the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to modernize the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system and its relationship to other initiatives to address the escalating crises of insufficient capacity facing the aviation industry. Specifically, GAO reviews the (1) extent of the delay and congestion problems and the contribution of the ATC system to them, (2) prog...
Performance and Accountability: Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation
GAO-01-443T: Published: Feb 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2001.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) faces critical challenges in achieving its goals of ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and goods and in making cost-effective investments in the nation's transportation infrastructure. Many of the challenges GAO identified at DOT are long-standing and will require sustained attention by the new administration and Congress. Although the Departm...
FAA Computer Security: Recommendations to Address Continuing Weaknesses
GAO-01-171: Published: Dec 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2000.
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) agencywide computer security programs have serious, pervasive problems in the following key areas: personnel security, facility physical security, operational systems security, information systems security management, service continuity, and intrusion detection. Until FAA addresses the pervasive weaknesses in its computer security program, its critical i...
FAA Computer Security: Actions Needed to Address Critical Weaknesses That Jeopardize Aviation Operations
T-AIMD-00-330: Published: Sep 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) computer security weaknesses, focusing on: (1) FAA's history of computer security weaknesses; (2) the adequacy of FAA's efforts to prevent unauthorized access to data--specifically focusing on personnel security, facilities' physical security, systems security, security program planning and management, a...
FAA Computer Security: Concerns Remain Due to Personnel and Other Continuing Weaknesses
AIMD-00-252: Published: Aug 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) computer security efforts, focusing on: (1) FAA's history of computer security weaknesses, as described in GAO's May 1998 and December 1999 reports, and GAO's prior recommendations to address those weaknesses; (2) FAA's progress in implementing GAO's recommendations and its ow...