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Rep. Mica: Privatize FAA to bring it into 21st Century

The Federal Aviation Administration's antiquated radar system prevents the agency from keeping pace with new technology, but Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) thinks he has a solution that would also massively overhaul the agency.

Tags: FAA , John Mica , Technology , Federal Drive , management , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 11:01am EDT

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 , FAA , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/09/2015, 08:58am EST

Counterfeit feds

Should you even be doing your job? Is it possible that a private sector firm could do what your agency does at less cost to the taxpayers? It's been tried before, namely in the IRS, with very, very mixed results.

Tags: Mike Causey , IRS ,

Monday - 05/12/2014, 05:18am EDT

Frederick County's privatization quest underway

Frederick County Commissioners President Blaine Young is leading the charge after investigating jurisdictions where privatization services are in use. He and commissioners Kirby Delauter, Billy Shreve and Paul Smith ran for election promising to look for new ways to run government, find efficiencies and save for the long term.

Tags: Blaine Young , Frederick County Commissioners

Saturday - 02/12/2011, 11:27am EST