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Communications, Information, and Network Programs

The FAA's communications, information, and network programs include voice and data communications products and services required to support the operation of the National Airspace System (NAS) and day-to-day FAA operations. We manage over 25,000 mission-critical enterprise communications and infrastructure services, ensuring that those services are provided in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. Our communications portfolio includes:

  • General purpose services that support the full range of NAS and FAA administrative functions,
  • Specialized products and services that support a specific NAS service such as air/ground communications, and
  • Situational awareness tools that support monitoring of the FAA's general purpose communications services.

This portfolio extends beyond the continental United States (CONUS), providing services to all facilities within the FAA's enterprise regardless of geographic location. It also provides products and services to external stakeholders such as airlines, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member nations, and other organizations with a common mission.

An array of programs, with associated systems and networks, are encompassed within the portfolio:

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