FAA Strategic Plan, January 2002   [open pdf - 700KB]

This Strategic Plan describes three aerospace goals derived from the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) mission and vision: safety, security, and system efficiency. These goals stem directly from the FAA's legal charter and the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Strategic Plan. The FAA has defined long term objectives and strategies and near-term Corporate Projects to achieve each goal. Annual Performance Objectives and Corporate Projects are discussed in detail in the companion FAA Strategic Plan Supplement. This year's update responds to three changes in the aerospace environment. The first change addressed is the September 11, 2001 attack on America and the subsequent legislation transferring FAA security functions to a new Transportation Security Administration. Security remains a key FAA goal as FAA makes a smooth transfer. The second change addresses the Air Traffic Organization (ATO), a Performance-Based Organization (PBO) within the FAA. ATO has primary responsibility for the FAA's System Efficiency goal. This Strategic Plan sets broad direction for ATO, whose planning must be closely linked to FAA's overall plans. The third change addressed relates to the General Accounting Office (GAO) May 2001 report, "Managing for Results: Federal Managers' Views on Key Management Issues Vary Widely Across Agencies". In this report, GAO surveyed 100 FAA managers and supervisors, then rated FAA low on leadership commitment to achieving results and employees receiving positive recognition for helping the agency accomplish its strategic goals. In response to the GAO's report, this plan addresses how ongoing FAA programs and activities contribute to achieving FAA's strategic goals.

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