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FAA to study use of electronics on planes

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."

Tags: technology , Federal Drive , Michael Huerta , Transportation

Monday - 08/27/2012, 05:53pm EDT

FAA again favors Cape Wind project off Mass. coast

Tags: Cape Wind Project

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 09:56pm EDT

FAA cuts could trigger $20 billion blow to national economy

The Federal Aviation Administration is slated to lose $1 billion from its budget if Congress does not act to prevent sequestration, according to a study released by the Aerospace Industries Association. But the cuts would ripple throughout the nation's economy. About 100,000 jobs throughout the economy would be lost.

Tags: Stephen Mullin , Econsult Corporation , NextGen , Aerospace Industries Association , Norman Mineta , Transportation Department , Sequestration

Monday - 08/13/2012, 10:54pm EDT
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FAA suspends operation that led to near-collision

The Federal Aviation Administration will bar airports nationwide from using a traffic-reversing operation that led to a close call last week at an airport near the nation's capital.

Tags: Reagan National Airport , David Grizzle

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 02:55pm EDT

Congress passes bill boosting pilots' rights

Pilots' rights when dealing with Federal Aviation Administration disciplinary proceedings would receive a boost under a bill passed by Congress on Monday.

Tags: Congress , James Inhofe

Monday - 07/23/2012, 07:19pm EDT

Senators frustrated by FAA nominee's lack of specifics about delayed safety provisions

Acting administrator Michael Huerta had few answers for members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee concerning the FAA's lack of progress on pilot training and safety regulations. Huerta said the final directive is expected to be out by October 2013. He also said the NextGen system is making progress and establishing important baselines.

Tags: management , Michael Huerta , Keith BieryGolick , Jared Serbu , Congress , NextGen , Air Transportation System , John Rockefeller , Frank Lautenberg , Senate Commerce , Science and Transportation Commi , whistleblower , OSC

Monday - 06/25/2012, 05:48am EDT
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Despite reform, federal hiring process could be simpler

Former FAA human resources assistant administrator Ventris Gibson said hiring reforms over the last two years have made the process better, but there still is room for improvement.

Tags: hiring reform , Ventris Gibson , KSA , workforce , Keith BieryGolick , Government Performance Summit

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 04:00pm EDT

FAA to move to cloud for email, collaboration

The Federal Aviation Administration has signed a deal to move 60,000 of its employees to the cloud. The contract will also support 20,000 workers at the Department of Transportation. The seven-year, $91 million agreement will migrate the FAA to a cloud system using Microsoft's Office 365 software as a service suite for email, collaboration, calendaring and other online productivity apps. For its implementation, FAA settled on a private cloud model. The Agriculture Department began moving its employees to the same Microsoft platform last year.

Tags: Cloud First Report , technology , DoT , Department of Agriculture

Friday - 06/15/2012, 01:01pm EDT
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