Tag Archives: Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Furloughs Employees

The Federal Aviation Administration furloughed 4,000 employees Friday after Congressional authorization for several FAA programs expired at 12:01 a.m. on July 23. Congress adjourned Friday without resolving a dispute over a cut in subsidies to 13 rural airports. There is also a bigger standoff between House Republicans and Senate Democrats …

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Proposed Law Would Criminalize ‘Misuse’ of Full-body Scanner Images

Two Democratic senators have proposed a law that would make it a federal crime to “misuse images” recorded by the Transportation Security Administration’s full-body scanners. Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) offered the legislation as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration’s reauthorization bill currently before the …

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NASA Aims to Keep Skies Green

NASA held a Green Aviation Summit this week at its Ames Research Center to discuss ways to make air travel more efficient and environmentally friendly. “As the world travels even more, we’re going to have a very serious global warming issue, as well as lots of other environmental impacts of …

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FAA Computers Remain Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Despite Upgrades

Despite improvements at various radar facilities, the Federal Aviation Administration computer systems remain vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a new government review. The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General said while FAA has made progress in securing some air-traffic control facilities, the majority of sites have not been upgraded. According …

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Richard Boe

Richard Boe has been with the Federal Aviation Administration since 1998 and serves as manager of the operations group in the Information Technology Directorate. In his role, Boe heads a team that provides administrative IT support to all FAA air-traffic control towers, federal contract towers, and air-route traffic control centers, …

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Steven Cooper Makes a Return to Government

Steven Cooper has made a return to the public sector. He has returned as the CIO of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization. He has made this move from Strativest, a consulting firm. He was the former CIO of the Homeland Security Department. In fact, he was the first …

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