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5:56 pm, August 22, 2014

FAA News

Calvin Scovel III, Matthew Hampton, Transportation Department

The Federal Aviation Administration will not meet its deadline for safely integrating all drones in the U.S. An inspector general report finds that the FAA has failed to establish a regulatory framework for training and certification of drone pilots. Cal Scovel is the inspector general for the Transportation Department, and Matt Hampton is the assistant inspector general for aviation. Scovel explained the Congressional mandate that FAA has to meet when he joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 07:00am EDT
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FAA OKs commercial drone flights over land

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has granted the first permission for commercial drone flights over land, the latest effort by the agency to show it is loosening restrictions on commercial uses of the unmanned aircraft.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 10:58pm EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB not a farm team, Strategic sourcing on steroids

In this week's Reporter's Notebook column, Executive Editor Jason Miller ponders Sylvia Burwell's jump from OMB to HHS and GSA's pumped up approach to buying.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:50pm EDT

US lags as commercial drones take off around globe

Commercial drones take off around the globe, but are grounded in the US for now by government

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 05:22pm EDT

Feds announce test sites for drone aircraft

Feds announce drone testing sites in Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 06:44pm EST

During shutdown, critical public safety functions fall by the wayside

A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways in which the government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. But the authors also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:38pm EDT
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Union: FAA furloughs airline safety inspectors

FAA furloughing thousands of airline safety inspectors, union officials complain

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:08pm EDT

How many furlough days did feds actually take?

With the end of fiscal 2013 just over a month away, many agencies are wrapping up their furlough days. Some agencies have even reduced the number of unpaid leave days they originally thought they would need. This graphic depicts the total number of furlough days originally declared by agencies versus the number of furloughs actually taken.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 12:00pm EDT

NIST to set standards for biometric recognition technology

In an effort to incorporate iris, facial and fingerprint recognition technologies across the government, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee pressed the National Institute of Standards and Technology to set a date for the release of national biometric recognition standards.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:10am EDT

The Paris Air Show begins today...minus

The much-anticipated Airbus A350 flew for the first time on Friday, launching a new air race between the European plane maker and Boeing for long-haul wide-body aircraft.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 09:01am EDT

FAA to staff 72 airport control towers at night

FAA to keep 72 airport control towers open at night that were slated for closure

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 06:14am EDT

FAA safety oversight of aircraft repairs faulted

The Federal Aviation Administration's supposedly risk-based safety inspection system "falls short of being truly risk-based," especially for foreign repair stations, a report by the inspector general said.

Monday - 05/06/2013, 09:10pm EDT

Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 09:48am EDT

Furloughs, retirement backlogs, and more

Host Mike Causey will talk furloughs with Federal Career Experts owner John Grobe, and hiring, retirement backlog, and more with Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times.
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Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:08pm EDT
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Controllers return after Congress ends FAA furloughs

Air traffic controllers are heading back to work. Significant airport delays were reported last week due to furloughs at FAA caused by sequestration.

Monday - 04/29/2013, 03:32am EDT

Controllers to return after Congress ends FAA furloughs

Air traffic controllers are heading back to work. Congress acts to end airport delays after week of complaints about delays caused by furloughs.

Saturday - 04/27/2013, 01:20pm EDT

Bill gives FAA authority to move funds, prevent furloughs

The House is expected to quickly pass a bill the Senate approved last night that would end furloughs for air traffic controllers. The legislation gives the Federal Aviation Administration the authority to transfer up to $253 million from accounts flush with funds into other programs. This would would help to prevent reductions in operations and staffing through the end of fiscal year 2013.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 06:22am EDT

White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

Pressured by Senate Democrats, White House says it's open to fix on FAA furloughs

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 10:10am EDT

Flight delays pile up amid FAA budget cuts

Flight delays pile up as air controllers are forced to take days off because of budget cuts

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 08:10am EDT

FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear

Air traffic controllers furloughed as government cuts kick in; some flight delays show up

Monday - 04/22/2013, 11:18am EDT
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