Monday, January 31, 2011
Shocked, I Am
I know all current (and former) FAA employees are shocked to read this news.
FAA Reauthorization, NextGen Could Be Delayed By $1 Billion Lawsuit
”A report in The Hill indicates that WCG is seeking $1 billion in damages against allegations that Raytheon Employee Charles Keegan entered into a conspiracy with the FAA to get a 10-year contract for air traffic controller training. Keegan had been an FAA employee during the bidding process, and allegedly had a romantic involvement with another senior FAA employee, whom he later married. The suit charges the two conspired to be sure WGC would not be able to get the contract as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin. Keegan now is Raytheon's manager for the contract.”
I’ve got the solution to this problem, by the way. Put the training back in-house -- with FAA employees -- like it ought to be. It’s just corporate welfare. All the instructors and all the managers are ex-FAA employees. They were all trained and educated at taxpayer expense. And it’s all being used for corporate profit -- instead of for the good of the people that paid for it. It’s a charade. It should have ended decades ago.
January 31, 2011