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U.S. Department of
Office of the Secretary
of Transportation
Office of Inspector General
INFORMATION: Audit Termination Notification:
Security Controls Audit of the Data
Communications Program
Federal Aviation Administration
Project No. 14F3011F000
September 30, 2014
Louis C. King
Assistant Inspector General for Financial and
Information Technology Audits
Reply to
Attn. of:
Director, Audit and Evaluation
On May 27, 2014, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced an audit of the
Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) security and controls for the Data
Communications Program (DataComm). The announced objectives were to determine
whether (1) FAA is identifying security risks and properly mitigating them, and
(2) FAA’s contingency plan for the system limits the effects of the loss of
DataComm’s availability.
We are terminating this audit. The DataComm system is currently in development and
has not yet become operational. Consequently, it does not have a complete security
review or contingency plan available for us to test. According to FAA, the DataComm
system is scheduled for a security review in June 2015. At that time, we will
determine whether to perform this audit.
We appreciate the courtesies and cooperation of FAA representatives during our
audit. If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding this
terminated audit, please contact me at (202) 366-1407, or Nathan Custer, Program
Director, at (202) 366-5540.
cc: DOT Audit Liaison, M-1
FAA Audit Liaison, AAE-100

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