Transportation

FAA puts IT projects on fast track

The FAA is saying good-bye to projects that take years to payoff, if ever. How quickly do they now want contractors to show results?

Contractor gets prison time for hacking TSA terrorist screening database

After finding out his five-year stint at the TSA had come to a close, TSA contractor James Duchak took out his dismay by messing with the terrorist screening database.

Lockheed is driving force behind new DOT traffic system

Lockheed will refine and validate the requirements and architecture of the Transportation Department’s planned new communications infrastructure that ultimately will permit safety and traffic systems to communicate.

FAA issues rule on satellite-based air traffic control

The Federal Aviation Administration has set requirements for satellite-based tracking technology that's central to its planned next-generation air traffic control system.

Perot aids upgrade of DOT’s common operating environment

Perot Systems Government Services Unit will provide information technology services to support the Transportation Department’s Common Operating Environment under a 10-year contract worth more than $65 million.

Former Lockheed VP signs on at Information Innovators

Daniel Matthews, who retired last week as vice president of government relations at Lockheed Martin Corp., has joined Information Innovators Inc. as senior vice president of strategic programs.

Small-biz Powertek gets prominent ex-fed as COO

Dan Mintz, former Transportation Department chief information officer under the Bush administration, has left Computer Sciences Corp. to become chief operating officer at Powerteck.

Transportation works on revamp of debarrment process

The department has struggled to make decisions on whether to exclude companies from federal work and then notify its various offices about the decisions.

Harris FTI project goes under FAA microscope

An independent panel of experts will review a four-hour outage that occurred in the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure in November that resulted in flight delays.

Aquilent onboard to upgrade Transportation website

Aquilent Inc. will support the Transportation Department’s primary Web site with a comprehensive set of Web and content management system solutions under a four-year contract worth more than $4 million.

NextGen 911 shows versatility

A vendor today showed how the Next Generation 911 emergency calling system is expected to use Internet Protocols to process phone calls, text messages and video.

Cyberattacks could have been mitigated

Agency responses to cyberattacks on U.S. government sites demonstrates a need for better coordination between agency security officials and the companies that provide Internet services, experts say.

MCR to support FAA Air Traffic Organization

MCR LLC will furnish key mission support services to the Federal Aviation Administration for its air traffic safety program under a four-year, $36.8 million contract.

CSC hires former Transportation CIO

Dan Mintz joins systems integrator as chief technology officer for the company's civil, health services business.

Raytheon gets national airspace contract

A team led by Raytheon wins the contract to update situational awareness software for the national airspace system.

FAA seeks support for organizational transformation

The Federal Aviation Administration wants contractor support for a sweeping initiative aimed at improving the effectiveness of its Air Traffic Organization.