FAA has taken steps to resolve the causes of seven outages of its En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system since 2014, but the air traffic control (ATC) automation platform remains vulnerable, the US Transportation Department inspector general says in audit report released Nov. 9. Despite the outages—two of which the IG described as serious—FAA has not begun annual testing of an ERAM contingency plan as recommended by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ...

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