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Analysis: The Air Traffic Control System in an emergency

Federal News Radio gets analysis about how air traffic controllers handled that Christmas Day terrorist attack attempt.

Tags: technology , management , FAA Managers Association , David Conley , terrorism , NextGen

Thursday - 12/31/2009, 11:56am EST
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FAA & IBM team up to predict cyberattacks

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.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , IBM , Dave McQueeney , contracting , hacking , botnets , analytics , cyberattack

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 11:18am EDT
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FAA and NASA join efforts for space tourism

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.

Tags: NASA , mngt , technology , George Nield , Commercial Space Transportation

Friday - 02/26/2010, 09:27am EST
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Who's in the pilot seat at Next Gen?

Ready for takeoff, but who's in charge?

Tags: mngt , technology , DoT , Next Gen , Jim Oberstar , Jerry Costello , Tom Petri , Gerald Willingham , Victoria Cox

Thursday - 03/19/2009, 07:08am EDT
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FAA gives 245 small firms preferred contracting status

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.

Tags: technology , contracting , James Washington , NCMA , Small business contracting , acquisition workforce

Friday - 11/06/2009, 06:42am EST
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