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Obama taps acting FAA chief to officially head agency

President Barack Obama has nominated Michael Huerta, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to officially head the agency. Huerta, the deputy FAA administrator, has led the agency on an acting basis since December when former FAA head Randy Babbitt resigned in the wake of a drunken driving arrest.

Tags: Randy Babbitt , Michael Huerta , Transportation , NextGen

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 09:26pm EDT

FAA extends reprisal-free safety reporting program

The Federal Aviation Administration has expanded a project that allows controllers who make a mistake to report the incident without fear of instant reprisal.

Tags: David Conley , FAA Managers Association , DoT , Federal Drive , AT-SAP

Monday - 03/26/2012, 08:30am EDT
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Transportation IG: FAA has made improvements in reporting jobs data under Recovery Act

Lou Dixon, the principal assistant inspector general for auditing and evaluation at the Office of the Inspector General for the Transportation Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent IG report on how FAA reported jobs data under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Tags: Transportation , financial management , Lou Dixon , In Depth , Francis Rose , ARRA , management

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 07:36pm EDT
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Pressure builds for civilian drone flights at home

Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.

Tags: DoD , drones , Congress

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 10:30pm EST

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.

Tags: budget , Congress , NextGen , John Mica , National Air Traffic Controllers Association

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

House passes 4-year aviation program blueprint

Tags: Congress , House , budget ,

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

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , Transportation , unions , FAA reauthorization , John Mica , Harry Reid

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.

Tags: performance improvement , AGA , Harold Steinberg , Association of Government Accountants , DOJ , Toni Trombecky , Ruben Gomez , performance improvement officer , management , best practices

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