Senator Questions FAA Plans To Renew Raytheon Contract

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on Friday questioned the Federal Aviation Administration's early renewal of an $87.4 million-per-year contract to retrain air traffic controllers, saying the FAA appeared to be using later-year options to cover cost overruns on the contract's earlier years.

The FAA's Air Traffic Controller Optimum Training Solution contract with Raytheon Co. — originally worth $437 million over five years — is part of the FAA's NextGen modernization program, a series of procurements designed to replace current radar-based air traffic systems with more accurate satellite...
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