FAA Registry Systems

Key Steps Need to Be Performed Before Modernization Proceeds Gao ID: IMTEC-91-29 April 9, 1991

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) modernization plans for its Airmen and Aircraft Registry Systems, focusing on whether FAA: (1) adequately defined user needs; and (2) addressed other key system development steps before proceeding with planned equipment and services procurement.

GAO found that: (1) FAA failed to adequately define the needs of internal users or law enforcement agencies involved in drug interdiction; (2) FAA used inadequately defined and documented functional requirements, a limited alternative systems design and configuration analysis, and a flawed cost-benefit analysis; and (3) the analyses were inadequate to support FAA plans and increased the risk of cost overruns and schedule delays.


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