Accession Number:

ADA270497

Title:

FAA Information Technology: Complete Cost Data not Provided to OMB

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

To facilitate oversight, OMB requires federal agencies to annually collect and report data on the costs associated with the acquisition, operation, and use of information technology. However, FAA has not provided required data on information technology supporting the air traffic control system, because agency officials believed that these resources did not need to be reported. The absence of data on air traffic control systems does not allow decisionmakers in the Department of Transportation, OMB, and the Congress to focus needed attention on information technology and understates the level of Department-wide and government-wide activity in this area. At the conclusion of our review, FAA officials agreed to start reporting cost data on air traffic control systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE