Federal Aviation Administration
CTA Incorporated provides engineers and subject matter experts in support of the
FAA's En Route, Terminal, Traffic Flow Management, Air to Ground Communications,
and Weather organizations. Services to the FAA include:
CTA engineers play important roles in the requirements analysis and development
process. We organize and facilitate proofs of concept and capability demonstrations
that include testing plans and scenarios, functional and procedural validation,
product analyses, and final reports to assist in the requirements definition phase.
CTA engineers, in coordination with the FAA customers, develop requirements and
produce appropriated sections of the Requirements Document, System Segment Specification,
Statement of Work, and other FAA acquisition management documents.
CTA engineers research and evaluate ATC systems and equipment, and write
trade studies and reports showing status and applicability to FAA programs.
We actively participate with the FAA's system integrator to identify and recommend
procurement strategies. We provide programmatic assistance to the FAA customer
including cost, schedule, and risk plans.
CTA engineers provide daily configuration management (CM) expertise to
the FAA customer by ensuring that technical and programmatic decisions are in
accordance with established and approved documentation for the National Airspace
System (NAS). We are skilled in the FAA's CM processes and trained in the automated,
web-based CM program.
CTA engineers provide technical support to the FAA including, analysis
and development of requirements for software and hardware maintenance tasks,
monitor and control (M&C), system test and evaluation (T&E), and support
system functionality. We produce customer briefings, memoranda, contractual
tasking letters, official correspondence, program schedules, technical reports,
and white papers to ensure that the system maintenance concerns are addressed
and satisfied throughout the requirements process.
CTA engineers are an integral part of the human factors activities for
the FAA. We participate with the FAA customer in the requirements development
process and in writing appropriate documentation. Our engineers work with the
FAA Programs Office, the FAA Human Factors Lab, and the systems integrator to
ensure compliance with the Human Factors Design Guide that was written by CTA
for the FAA. We provide members to the FAA User Teams to evaluate systems that
are under development or being procured in order to assure that human factors
are considered in the design of the system.
CTA engineers are knowledgeable of the FAA Aeronautical Center (FAAAC),
the William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC), and ATC facility training capabilities
and the training needs of FAA personnel. In coordination with our FAA customer,
we write the requirements for individual training and the equipment required
to conduct the training.
Air Traffic Control
CTA provides air traffic control (ATC) expertise to the FAA's User Teams
and to the engineering teams with skilled engineers possessing years of experience
as air traffic controllers and pilots. They understand both the technical requirements
from work experience and the acquisition management process necessary to procure
Airway Facilities Expertise
CTA engineers, along with the FAA customer, are leading the effort to
ensure that AF needs are addressed through requirements documentation. We provide
extensive coordination with the AF (maintenance and support) personnel at the
ATC facilities, FAAAC, and the WJHTC. Our engineers are knowledgeable of and
have experience with the software intensive and network oriented systems that
are currently in the FAA inventory or in the procurement process.
CTA security engineers provide expertise in information assurance, security
risk assessments, network security, contingency planning and testing, data protection,
internal control reviews, access control, system and application reviews, program
change control procedures and security awareness.
Experience includes development of Security Certification & Authorization
Packages (SCAPs) for the FAA's Flight Service Systems (FSS), Aviation Surface
Weather Observation Network (ASWON), and Air to Ground Communication organizations.
CTA provides programmatic planning activities for the FAA customer including
budgetary information, cost analyses, and scheduling activities. Our engineers
are knowledgeable of the financial planning tools and models used by the FAA
and experienced in the processes necessary to implement them.
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