Fast contracts still face delays

A recent report by the Transportation Department's Inspector General found little correlation between the FAA's Acquisition Management System and contract implementation. Some of the contracts the FAA was awarding more quickly also experienced cost growth and schedule delays. The following chart is a sample of delays detailed in a DOT IG report.




ProgramPlanned program costs in millionsCost growth in millionsPlanned months to commissionMonths of schedule delay
Wide Area Augmentation System$1,006.6$632.64814
Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System940.2462.42849
Host and Oceanic Computer System Replacement Program442.50.081
Integrated Terminal Weather System276.10.0570
Integrated Terminal Weather System276.10.0570
Local-Area Augmentation System586.5134.8N/AN/A
Source: "Survey of the FAA's Integrated Product Development System," August 2000, DOT Inspector General

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