Sammies finalist helped move FAA from ground radar to GPS to track planes

FAA’s David Gray¬†was instrumental for a revolution that occurred in how the agency tracks airplanes.

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For the first time, FAA will field an all women ground crew for upcoming launch

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/GeorgeRudyfamily leave, parental leave, maternity leave, working mom

Not all federal employees are covered under the new paid parental leave law, at least not yet

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FILE - This March 12, 2013 photo shows the air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International Airport.  The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a security alert Tuesday for small planes, warning that modern flight systems are vulnerable to hacking if someone manages to gain physical access to the aircraft. A DHS alert recommends that plane owners ensure they restrict unauthorized physical access to their aircraft until the industry develops safeguards to address the issue, which was discovered by Boston-based cybersecurity company, Rapid7, and reported to the federal government.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Next gen air traffic systems turning airspace into digital network

The Atlantic Council has studied this issue. Senior fellow Pete Cooper joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a discussion.

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Jets line up on the tarmac at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. Flights at Dallas' two major airports were temporarily halted after air traffic controllers were forced to evacuate a building because of smoke, and the resulting flight delays are expected to continue for hours. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

FAA whistleblower claims managers in Jacksonville are creating dangerous situation

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel is reporting air traffic controllers in Jacksonville are not complying with the proper procedures, and their managers aren’t doing much to help.

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