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Agency:    Department of Transportation
Bureau:    Federal Aviation Administration
Account:    Facilities and equipment (Airport and airway trust fund) (69-8107)
Certifying Official:    Budget Director
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ARTS - Air Route Tracking System Sustainment - Terminal Automation Program

1 recipient will receive $9,920,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: Air Route Tracking System Sustainment - Terminal Automation Program
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Lockheed-Martin Corporation $9,920 FAA Facilities and Equipment For-Profit
PO Box 64525
St. Paul, MN
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: 108-671 & 108-792
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: House Appropriations Committee Report 108-671: "ARTS sustainment.'Today, the air route tracking system (ARTS) is FAA's predominant automation system at the agency's largest and most critical terminal radar approach control facilities. Both the newer Common ARTS system and the older ARTS systems at smaller facilities require funds for software and hardware upgrades to meet current safety and efficiency requirements. Despite the need, FAA has historically underfunded this activity, leading to a shortfall of over $100,000,000 in the past six years alone. In last year's budget, the Committee began an initiative to address this backlog. The Committee recommendation for fiscal year 2005 continues this effort, providing $32,300,000 for ARTS sustainment, an increase of $13,300,000 above the budget estimate.." & Appropriations Commiteee Conference Report 108-792: "'Terminal Automation Program $31,700,000...Terminal automation.'The conferees direct FAA not to obligate the government contractually during fiscal year 2005 to actions which would involve replacement of common ARTS systems or ARTS color displays until the Inspector General reviews and validates the life cycle cost studies and other relevant analyses provided to FAA's Joint Resources Council to justify and rebaseline this possible phase of the terminal automation modernization program. This direction is the same as enacted for fiscal year 2004. During the current year, FAA made some decisions on this program, but deferred final decisions on this critical phase of the program, pending further analysis. The conferees believe that FAA urgently needs to make decisions on these systems, as they involve many of the agency's largest and busiest air traffic control facilities. Consistent with fiscal year 2004, the conference direction does not prohibit the agency from including such activities in contract options that the agency could exercise after full review and approval is received. The conferees remain neutral on the issue of STARS deployment, and await the FAA's detailed analyses and the Inspector General's review."

Citation Comment: Conference report amounts were reduced by an across-the-board rescission.

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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