FAA Information Technology: Complete Cost Data not Provided to OMB
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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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.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Air Navigation and Guidance