The Office of Inspector General plans to initiate an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) progress in implementing the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) program, which will supplement radar by leveraging satellite-based technology, aircraft avionics, and ground-based systems to provide information on the position of aircraft to pilots and air traffic controllers in all phases of flight. ADS-B is a cornerstone of efforts to modernize air traffic control from its present state into the Next Generation Air Transportation System. The review is being conducted at the request of the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. This audit will also address requirements in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to conduct an annual review of the ADS-B program. The objective is to assess FAA’s progress with mitigating risks and addressing challenges associated with implementation of ADS-B.

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