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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) planning, management, and acquisition of automated information systems for air traffic control and FAA management purposes.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Transportation 1. The Secretary of Transportation should revise Department of Transportation (DOT) Order 1370.2A to eliminate the present blanket exemption and to substitute language closer to the current GSA language.
Closed - Implemented
When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Transportation 2. The Administrator, FAA, should comply with the provisions of P.L. 89-306 in procuring the replacement computers for the air traffic control system.
Closed - Implemented
There is still inconsistency in how the Office of the Secretary and FAA handle air traffic control computer acquisitions. At issue is the development of a definitive DOT order on ADP acquisitions, including language pertaining to air traffic control computers.

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