Accession Number : ADA292162

Title :   Aviation: FAA's Use and Management of Communications Resources.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

PDF Url : ADA292162

Report Date : JAN 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : At the request of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, Subcommittees on Transportation and Related Agencies, the General Accounting Office identified the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) communications resources. GAO's objectives were to (1) identify communications systems and ascertain their functions and costs, and (2) identify the agency's organizations that manage the operation and acquisition of communications resources. To accomplish these objectives, GAO gathered descriptive information on FAA communications services, supporting resources, and associated costs; FAA'S communications management and acquisition processes; and planned communications projects. Examined were key communications documents such as current and future telecommunications plans, the National Airspace System (NAS) Plan, budget submissions, contractor reports, and telecommunications management and operations studies. GAO met with FAA headquarters and regional officials responsible for communications requirements formulation, budgeting, acquisition, management, and operations to discuss their efforts in these areas. GAO also discussed communications planning efforts with Martin Marietta, the contractor responsible for NAS systems engineering and integration. ?KAR) p. 11

Descriptors :   *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, REQUIREMENTS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACQUISITION, FORMULATIONS, COSTS, DOCUMENTS, RESOURCES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Air Navigation and Guidance
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE