Congressional auditors say the FAA needs to do a much better job of managing the big modernization programs that are essential to NextGen air traffic management. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that although the FAA is improving in this area, there are still many cases where the agency is not following best practices in cost estimate and scheduling. Specifically, the FAA should do more to obtain independent cost estimates. Without better risk assessment, the FAA is “unable ...

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