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News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.
The Federal Aviation Administration's supposedly risk-based safety inspection system "falls short of being truly risk-based," especially for foreign repair stations, a report by the inspector general said.
Obama nominates Foxx - mayor of Charlotte, NC -to run Transportation Department
WH: Obama to pick Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for transportation secretary
Air traffic controllers are heading back to work. Significant airport delays were reported last week due to furloughs at FAA caused by sequestration.
Pressured by Senate Democrats, White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs
Air traffic controllers furloughed as government cuts kick in; some flight delays show up
Two airline trade associations and the Air Line Pilots Association said they have filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington to stop the furloughs.
FAA: Expect long delays at major airports as air traffic controller furloughs kick in Sunday
Federal Aviation Administration to close 149 air traffic control towers because of budget cuts
Obama administration: Spending cuts will cause flight delays
New report says federal regulators haven't kept safety promises made after 2009 air crash
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is putting an end to rumors that he's up for a Cabinet position in the Obama administration.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who lifted the profile of distracted driving as a national safety concern, is stepping down, presenting President Barack Obama with another Cabinet vacancy at the start of his second term.
NASA, the Surface Transportation Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation share a common trait that led them to the top ranking for their size class in the Partnership for Public Service's seventh annual Best Places to Work survey. Transportation, OMB and the National Credit Union Administration earn the most improved status by implementing the best practices of the leading agencies.
So, just what does an air traffic controller do? How do they become ATC and how many are there? Short answer: They control air traffic, its hard work and probably not enough of them. For details check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report.
The Federal Transit Administration now has the authority to set safety standards under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21.
A spending bill required to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month has cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate.
In March the FAA raised hopes that it might loosen rules for electronic devices by saying it would "explore ways to bring together all of the key stakeholders involved."
Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan is stepping down at the end of this month.