Air Traffic Control: FAA Uses Earned Value Techniques to Help Manage Information Technology Acquisitions, But Needs to Clarify and Strengthen Oversight

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DIANE Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - 45 pages
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In FY 2008, the FAA plans to spend $2 billion on info. technology (IT) investments -- many of which support FAA┐s air traffic control modernization. To more effectively manage such investments, in 2005 the Office of Mgmt. and Budget required agencies to use earned value mgmt. (EVM). EVM is a project mgmt. approach that provides objective reports of project status, produces early warning signs of impending schedule delays and cost overruns, and provides unbiased estimates of a program┐s total costs. This report: assesses FAA┐s policies for implementing EVM on its IT investments; evaluates whether the agency is adequately using these techniques to manage key IT acquisitions; and assesses the agency┐s efforts to oversee EVM compliance. Tables.
 

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