The NAS Lifecycle Planning Division (ANG-C7) manages the planning, integration, implementation, tracking, and reporting of NextGen portfolios to achieve FAA's long-term vision for the National Airspace System (NAS).
NAS Lifecycle Planning Division manages and devises the plan for implementing NextGen capabilities through the following activities:
- Leading and executing the development of the NAS Segment Implementation Plan (NSIP) annual update;
- Orchestrating budget formulation and execution of NextGen Portfolio funding and ensuring alignment with Segment Plans;
- Facilitating alignment between the FAA Budget planning, the NAS Enterprise Architecture, and the Future of the NAS objectives;
- Evaluating and integrating FAA commitments identified by aviation stakeholders, including the NextGen Advisory Committee, to meet agency goals and activities;
- Initiating and managing portfolios of research and development projects to mature concepts, and transition of these concepts to implementation to deliver NSIP operational improvements;
- Establishing Project Level Agreements (PLAs) with various FAA program offices and performing organizations for NextGen pre-implementation activities;
- Providing a conduit between NextGen and the operations community to ensure NextGen implementation efforts are harmonized with operations and stakeholder priorities and that risks are addressed collaboratively; and
- Implementing portfolio performance metrics to support progress tracking and reporting (e.g., OMB-300 reporting).
All of these efforts are accomplished under the following four branches that comprise the NAS Lifecycle Planning Division:
- ANG-C71 – Portfolio Operations
- ANG-C72 – Communications & Integration
- ANG-C73 – Navigation & Landing
- ANG-C74 – Surveillance & Automation Branch