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IBM and the FAA are working together on a Research and Development project to protect the nation's civilian aviation system from the ever-growing threat of cyber attacks. CTO of IBM U.S. federal, Dave McQueeney, explains.
This change in national direction has been coming, with bipartisan momentum, for over two decades. It started in the Reagan Administration, when a Democratic Congress passed a law creating the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, and President Reagan removed commercial satellites from the Space Shuttle by Executive Order. It continued in 1990, when a Democratic Congress passed the Launch Service Purchase Act of 1990, which was signed into law by the first President Bush. Then, in 1998, a Republican Congress passed the Commercial Space Act of 1998, which was signed by President Clinton.
Ready for takeoff, but who's in charge?
Agency made awards to small businesses to provide support services in eight categories. The contract is worth up to $2 billion over seven years. FAA also plans to automate procurement system under separate contract that is just getting off the ground.
Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel shared highlights from his testimony before a House Committee about some of the issues in an interview with In Depth with Francis Rose.