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Obama signs bill modernizing aviation system

President Barack Obama has signed legislation Tuesday that modernizes the nation's aviation system, speeding up the nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology. The law also opens up the skies to military, commercial and privately-owned unmanned drones.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:33pm EST

Congress OKs bill to prod US aviation into new era

After five years of legislative struggling, 23 stopgap measures and a two-week shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congress finally has passed a bill aimed at prodding the nation's aviation system into a new high-tech era in which satellites are central to air traffic control and piloted planes share the skies with unmanned drones.

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 02:42am EST

House passes 4-year aviation program blueprint

A four-year blueprint for aviation programs that hastens the transition to a new air traffic control system based on GPS technology was given final approval by the House on Friday despite last-minute objections from organized labor.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 04:54pm EST

Lawmakers reach agreement on $63 billion FAA bill

An agreement on a bill to provide operating authority for the Federal Aviation Administration over the next four years and to boost the agency's air traffic modernization effort was reached Tuesday by House and Senate negotiators, culminating a five-year struggle that included a partial shutdown of the agency.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 09:06pm EST

Unions denounce FAA bill compromise

Union leaders on Monday denounced a deal in Congress that would make it harder for them to organize airline and railroad workers, saying it was reached without their input.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 07:51pm EST

AGA recommends new COO, PIO job descriptions

The Association of Government Accountants is calling on the government to change how it finds and hires chief operating officers. AGA said better hires should lead to better program performance. And despite finding a number of shortcomings, AGA said performance improvement is working across the government.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 07:42pm EST

Officials: Broadband plan would disrupt GPS

Tests show that even the modified plans of the company LightSquared to start up a national high-speed wireless broadband network would cause harmful interference with GPS signals, federal officials said in a letter released Friday.

Friday - 01/13/2012, 06:41pm EST

Fighter jets scrambled after plane loses contact

Federal authorities say fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a small plane that had lost contact with traffic controllers over California.

Sunday - 01/01/2012, 09:53pm EST

UPS pilots suing FAA; don't want to fly tired

United Parcel Service pilots went to court Thursday hoping to make the government include them under new rules designed to ensure airline pilots aren't too sleepy to fly.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 04:19pm EST

OPM's new CTO, Bowen, to handle USAJobs, retirement system

The Office of Personnel Management has hired David Bowen as its new chief technology officer. Bowen was the Federal Aviation Administration's chief information officer.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 06:18pm EST

Thursday morning federal headlines - Dec. 15, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 07:56am EST

Public aircraft safety oversight 'mixed'

Public flights don't fall under the same Federal Aviation Administration rules as civil aircraft do. The FAA can't regulate them and doesn't conduct any oversight.

Friday - 12/09/2011, 10:57am EST
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No. 2 official takes over after FAA chief resigns

The sudden resignation of its chief leaves the Federal Aviation Administration in the hands of Deputy Administrator Michael Huerta, who's a well-regarded manager but lacks his predecessor's insider knowledge of the nation's airlines.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 09:04am EST

FAA Administrator Babbitt on leave after drunken driving charge

Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt has been placed on a leave of absence after a drunk driving charge this weekend.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 03:24pm EST

Thursday morning federal headlines - Dec. 1, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:26am EST

FAA promises changes to prevent delays

Obama administration officials promised Wednesday to make changes before the Christmas travel season aimed at preventing nightmare scenarios like the one in October when hundreds of passengers were trapped for hours on planes in Hartford, Conn., during a freak snowstorm.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 02:22pm EST

House votes to ease airport screening for troops

he bill, approved 404-0, would give the Homeland Security Department six months to devise a preference system for the Armed Forces.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:37pm EST

Gov't aircraft operations often lack FAA oversight

Nonmilitary government agencies own or lease thousands of aircraft, but they are often on their own when it comes to safety oversight of their operations _ a situation that accident investigators say has contributed to air crashes and deaths.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 03:10pm EST

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 29, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 08:05am EST

TSA offers tips for holiday travelers

Want to bring a raw turkey in your carry-on bag? Kawika Riley of the Transportation Security Administration explains what items can and can't be brought onto a plane during the holidays and during the rest of the year.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 10:45am EST
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