Concern Over FAA Development of an In-House Capability for Instrument and Equipment Calibration

B-198004: Mar 12, 1980

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Questions were raised regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's approach to developing an in-house calibration capability. Although GAO was unable to reply substantively to the specific questions raised, general information regarding federal policy in contracting such programs was provided. The information stated that the federal government's policy has been to rely on private enterprise for its needs unless the national interest requires otherwise.