Tag Archives: modernization

Rep. Bill Shuster’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Bill Draws FAA Modernization Concerns

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has introduced a bill that seeks to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system amid what he calls “inefficient” modernization efforts by the Federal Aviation Administration, USA Today reported Wednesday. Bart Jansen writes that Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said the proposed Aviation Innovation, Reform, …

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Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson: Army Acquisition Reform Focuses on Modernization

Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, principal military deputy to the U.S. Army acquisitions chief, has said that a “whole government” approach and an increased decision-making authority for the services will help efforts to reform defense acquisition. He told Defense News reporter Jen Judson in an interview published Tuesday that acquisition reform plans should focus on …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Eyes Tech Modernization Cuts for Fiscal 2017

The Defense Department looks to trim military equipment production, research and development programs during fiscal 2017 in a bid to maintain readiness levels and end strength, Defense News reported Sunday. Aaron Mehta writes DoD officials have indicated they will make program cuts to manage a $15 billion gap between the funding level that the …

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GAO Recommends Risk Assessment for FAA’s NextGen Global Interoperability Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration‘s strategy to establish interoperability between the Next Generation Air Transportation System and international air traffic management modernization efforts. GAO said in a July report to Congress that FAA should perform a thorough risk assessment to understand and mitigate potential challenges in the …

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