For the White House, the effort known as NextGen to transition air traffic control to a super-efficient, satellite-based system has become a silver-lining moment. For most Americans, NextGen was a meaningless term barely two months ago. What they know all too well, however, is that the economic crisis is a black cloud over the nation that has left millions of Americans jobless. So in his speech to Congress in September unveiling his American Jobs Act, President Barack Obama presented ...

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