Review of DOT's Response to Recommendations in the Senate Report on FAA's En Route Air Traffic Control Computer System

AFMD-81-66: Published: Jun 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1981.

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GAO analyzed the Department of Transportation (DOT)/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) response to the nine recommendations in a Senate report.

In its report, the Senate investigations staff found serious management and planning deficiencies in the FAA en route air traffic control computer system. FAA was directed to respond to the report's recommendations by specified milestone dates because concern was expressed that the deficiencies could degrade the operation of the en route system to unacceptable levels. DOT has neither fully nor adequately addressed the recommendations and milestones in the report. Certain recommendations were inadequately addressed, while some were ignored or not responded to by the established milestones.

Matters for Congressional Consideration

  1. Status: Closed

    Comments: GAO has no information on the actions taken in response to this recommendation.

    Matter: The Senate and House Committees on Appropriations should direct the Administrator of FAA to take the recommended actions in the Committee of Conference report by the established milestone dates.

  2. Status: Closed

    Comments: GAO has no information on the actions taken in response to this recommendation.

    Matter: The Senate and House Committees on Appropriations should direct the Administrator of FAA to take the recommended actions in the Committee of Conference report by the established milestone dates.

Recommendation for Executive Action

  1. Status: Closed

    Comments: GAO has no information on the actions taken in response to this recommendation.

    Recommendation: The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator of FAA to fully and completely respond to all recommendations and milestones in the Committee of Conference report.

    Agency Affected: Department of Transportation: Federal Aviation Administration

 

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