Two firms win DUATS

The Federal Aviation Administration last month awarded five-year contracts to incumbents GTE Information Systems and Data Transformation Corp. to continue operating the Direct User Access Terminal Service.

DUATS gives general aviation users free access to weather information via modem-equipped PCs. DUATS also allows users to file flight plans electronically. Users are charged per transaction, which costs $1.50 to $3.00. The two contracts are expected to be worth $10 million to $20 million each, according to the FAA.

DUATS users will have access to a number of new services under the new contracts, including additional weather graphics, more extended weather forecasts and new air traffic management information as well as weather information tailored to specific types of aircraft.

Eventually, DUATS will be folded into the FAA's next-generation flight service automation program.

Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.