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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) National Airspace System (NAS) Plan to upgrade and modernize facilities and equipment to more effectively meet the projected increase in air traffic.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Federal Aviation Administration||1. The Administrator, FAA, should ensure that the major system projects not yet in the production phase are subject to operational testing as recommended by OMB Circular A-109, and the resulting data is made available for FAA production decisions.|
|Federal Aviation Administration||2. The Administrator, FAA, should ensure that new projects are included in the improved acquisition process and receive the level of management review prescribed by OMB Circular A-109, and that these projects are, in fact, sufficiently developed and documented to justify entering the acquisition process at the phase proposed.|