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The president's 2017 budget request: Federal Aviation Administration

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request earmarked $15.9 billion for the Federal Aviation Administration, significantly less than the fiscal 2016 enacted level of $16.3 billion.

GAO: FAA needs better risk analysis to ensure NextGen interoperable with systems worldwide

U.S. regulators overseeing a long-term initiative to modernize national air-traffic management have developed plans and activities to ensure the system is interoperable with other similar efforts around the world, but there isn't a process to routinely identify and address potential problems.

Federal Aviation Administration awards 10-year, $109M deal to CSC for cloud services

The government solutions company is leading the integration effort that will help the agency take advantage of cloud computing services.

FAA: Software upgrade to highly advanced ERAM system is culprit for weekend flight mess

The upgrade to the En Route Automation Modernization system in the Leesburg, Va., facility triggered 492 delays and 476 cancelations. The system was returned to an earlier version of the software that apparently has fixed the problem.

FAA, European Union expand research agreement to improve air traffic management

The extension of the memorandum of cooperation that was first signed in March 2011 would expand collaboration on implementing Next Generation Air Transportation System activities and the Single European Sky ATM Research.

FAA announces completion of highly advanced computer system that is cornerstone of NextGen

Federal aviation regulators said a new highly advanced computer system that will enable air traffic controllers to more safely and effectively manage high-altitude flights was recently completed.

FAA should develop holistic threat model as it transitions to NextGen system, GAO says

As the Federal Aviation Administration shifts to a more advanced and networked Internet-technology based air-traffic control system, it needs to develop a comprehensive threat model to better protect computer networks against cyber threats.

The president's 2016 budget request: Federal Aviation Administration and NextGen

The Federal Aviation Administration has requested $15.83 billion under the president's fiscal 2016 budget proposal – including almost $1 billion for Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen.

FAA IG: NextGen by 2020 a "tall order"

The Federal Aviation Administration could have a tough time meeting its deadline for the Next Generation Air Transportation program, or NextGen – a 20-year, $40 billion initiative designed to modernize a decades-old U.S. aviation system by using satellite-based, digital technologies to make air travel safe, reliable, convenient and more predictable – according to the Transportation Department's inspector general.

FAA, industry form NextGen working group

A new working group comprised of the Federal Aviation Administration and  aviation industry members is taking on the task of equipping avionics with next-generation technology by a mandated deadline.