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Peter Dumont, President, Air Traffic Control Association

Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they're ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it's funded. One reason is the FAA's struggle to modernize the systems that support safe flight. Many in Washington are wondering whether the system would function more efficiently as a commercial entity. Pete Dumont, president of the trade group Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to present ATCA's feelings on the matter.

Tags: Peter Dumont , air traffic control , Air Traffic Control Association , privatization , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/09/2015, 08:58am EST
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Trish Gilbert, Executive Vice President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they're ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it's funded. One reason is the FAA's struggle to modernize the systems that support safe flight. Many in Washington are wondering whether the system would function more efficiently as a commercial entity. Trish Gilbert, executive vice-president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain NATCA members' concerns over the proposed switch.

Tags: Trish Gilbert , National Air Traffic Controllers Association , NATCA , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , industry

Thursday - 01/08/2015, 09:39am EST
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Calvin Scovel III, Matthew Hampton, Transportation Department

The Federal Aviation Administration will not meet its deadline for safely integrating all drones in the U.S. An inspector general report finds that the FAA has failed to establish a regulatory framework for training and certification of drone pilots. Cal Scovel is the inspector general for the Transportation Department, and Matt Hampton is the assistant inspector general for aviation. Scovel explained the Congressional mandate that FAA has to meet when he joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Calvin Scovel , Matthew Hampton , Transportation Department , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 07/14/2014, 07:00am EDT
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FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

Tags: drones

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:58pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB not a farm team, Strategic sourcing on steroids

In this week's Reporter's Notebook column, Executive Editor Jason Miller ponders Sylvia Burwell's jump from OMB to HHS and GSA's pumped up approach to buying.

Tags: Sylvia Burwell , OMB , HHS , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Tom Sharpe , Federal Acquisition Service , acquisitions , GSA , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:50pm EDT

During shutdown, critical public safety functions fall by the wayside

A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways in which the government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. But the authors also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety.

Tags: workforce , management , government shutdown , Congress , Senate Commerce Committee , Aerospace Industries Association , Consumer Federation of America , Deborah Hersman , Marion Blakey , Rachel Weintraub , NTSB , CPSC , NHTSA , FDA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:38pm EDT
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How many furlough days did feds actually take?

With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , DoD , workforce , IRS , Michael OConnell

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:00pm EDT
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