Posts Tagged: FAA

Unpacking the “Black Box” of Incident Reporting

Government agencies regularly report “incident” data, such as the number of burglaries, house fires, cases of food poisoning, bankruptcies, workplace injuries, and more. While these data can be used externally for accountability, they can also be used internally to predict and prevent these kinds of incidents. These days, more detailed, near real-time data can be… Read more »

Union: Shutdown Puts US Aviation System at Risk

The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union has asked Congress to set aside partisanship and end the deadlock on the federal budget, warning that the country’s aviation system is at risk the longer the resulting work stoppage continues. The shutdown Tuesday has seen 15,000 sidelined employees from the Federal Aviation Administration, more than 4,000 of which… Read more »

Michael Huerta: 700 NextGen Ground Radio Stations to be Ready in 2014

Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta told an industry forum Wednesday the U.S. will have all 700 ground radio stations for the automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast system deployed and in operation next year, Aviation Today reports. Woodrow Bellamy writes the nation currently has more than 500 ADS-B ground radio stations in place as part of the… Read more »

Federal Agencies Leading by Example – The Federal Green Challenge

A great post by my colleague Lana Suarez about the 2013 Federal Green Challenge award winners. Has your agency joined the challenge yet? By Lana Suárez When I joined the Federal Green Challenge team in October 2011, I had no idea what I was getting in to but quickly realized this dynamic group of regional… Read more »

Updated NIST Computer Security Guidance, NASA Cybersecurity, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Customs and Border Protection plans to purchase an outside computer program to track aircraft inventories despite Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s call to use existing capabilities. More here. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published its updated guide to handling computer security incidents. More… Read more »