GAO was asked to review the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) planning, management, and acquisition of automated systems for air traffic control and management purposes, and the plan for upgrading the current computer and communications systems for air traffic control and making extensive improvements to the National Airspace System (NAS).
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Transportation||1. The Secretary of Transportation should direct FAA to conduct a comprehensive information requirements analysis including the identification and ranking by priority of future software applications|
|Department of Transportation||2. The Secretary of Transportation should direct FAA to prepare a long-range plan to obtain needed processing and telecommunication capability.|
|Department of Transportation||3. The Secretary of Transportation should direct FAA to cancel its procurements for replacing the regional computer systems and the computer for the Aeronautical Center.|