Federal Aviation Administration Issues Concerning the Reauthorization of Aviation Programs.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV
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The reporting requirements that the proposed legislation would place on FAAS air traffic control modernization program would aid in continued congressional oversight of this problem-ridden program. Over the past 17 years, FAAS multibillion-dollar program to modernize aging air traffic control systems has experienced cost overruns, schedule slippages, and performance problems of large proportions. Because of the programs size, complexity, cost, and problems, we have designated it as a high-risk information technology initiative since 1995. Our recent review of the program indicated continuing problems. For example, the Wide Area Augmentation System has incurred significant cost growth and schedule delays, and questions remain about whether the system can perform as originally intended.
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