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Review of the Enterprise Architecture, Software Development Approach, and Safety and Human Factor Design of the Next Generation Air Transportation System


Jon Eisenberg, Director
Lynette I. Millett, Associate Director
Gin Bacon Talati, Program Officer
Eric Whitaker, Senior Program Assistant


Project Information




A Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System: Implications and Importance of System Architecture calls for better alignment of stakeholder expectations with current program realities; more attention to system architecture to guide NextGen evolution; broader and deeper capabilities for engineering digital systems; and greater focus on cybersecurity and human factors.

Press Release

2014 FAA Interim Cover
Interim Report of a Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Enterprise Architecture, Software, Safety, and Human Factors discusses issues and questions that the study committee will be exploring as it develops its final report.


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