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Aeronautical Center Zooms to Top in ISO Audit

The Aeronautical Center’s willingness to adopt the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 conformance represents a strategic decision for any organization. Click for more…

 
The FAA Academy Confronts Challenges with Health Crisis
by Carlos Agueda (AMA-250, Regulatory Standards)

In spite of the global health crisis, the Aeronautical Center’s FAA Academy continues to provide mission critical training. Click for more…

 
ESC Tracks Status of CARES Act Distributions for the Department of Transportation

Keeping track of other people’s money is a huge responsibility, especially when it involves helping the entire country distribute an economic relief package. Click for more…

 
Intelligent Automation a No-Brainer for the ESC Accounts Payable Team

All Department of Transportation (DOT) agencies completed eInvoicing Phase I of using Invoice Approval Workflow technology for commercial vendor payments by November 2019. Click for more…

 
FAA Academy Re-Opens for Mission Critical Training - By Daniel Gilbert, (AMA-020)
Vol.6 Issue 6

Despite a global health emergency, the FAA Academy is ensuring the safety of our National Airspace System by providing mission critical training. Click for more…

 
Travel Restrictions Released for Mission Essential Training
Vol.6 Issue 6

The FAA Academy received approval from FAA Headquarters, allowing travel for Mobile Video Surveillance System courses. Click for more…

 
Network Upgrades No Match for Work Group Collaboration
Vol.6 Issue 6

FAA Network systems were recently upgraded and expanded with minimal impact to operations because of strong teamwork and collaboration. Click for more…

 
Turning Passion into Purpose
Vol.6 Issue 6

Rahdames "Nick" Villafana, an Aviation Safety Inspector and Airworthiness Instructor in the FAA’s Airworthiness Branch (AMA-250) recently set out to achieve some personal aspirations. Click for more…

 
Being the Change We Want to See
Vol.6 Issue 6

The FAA’s electronic learning management system (LMS) offers numerous training opportunities for employees and managers on various diversity topics. Click for more…

 
Getting the Conversation Started
Vol.6 Issue 5

As civil unrest impacts our lives, it is time initiate those difficult conversations so that healing can begin. Click for more…

 
FAA Academy Welcomes Jim Doskow as New Director
Vol.6 Issue 5

The FAA Academy has a new Director, Jim Doskow, who brings over a decade of leadership experience to the organization. Click for more…

 
Technology Adaptation – Moving From Terrified to Proficient
Vol.6 Issue 5

The Virtual Instructor Training (VIT) team developed virtual training for teaching over a variety of platforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click for more…

 
eTESTING Proves to be a Vital Tool for FAA Academy During Pandemic
Vol.6 Issue 5

Despite the global health emergency, the FAA Academy has found a way to continue training by implementing eTESTING. Click for more…

 
The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Introduces the First-Ever Tech Talk
Vol.6 Issue 5

Check out the recap of the first-ever Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Tech Talk. Click for more…

 
ESC Ensures Connectivity during Agency-Wide Telework
Vol.6 Issue 4

As a result the COVID-19 pandemic, the Enterprise Services Center (ESC) broke into action, allowing an unprecedented number of employees to connect and work from home. Click for more…

 
FAA Logistics Center Provides Key Support During Pandemic
Vol.6 Issue 4

The FAA Logistics Center (FAALC) became a key element in the Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO) strategy for the acquisition and distribution of critically scarce sanitization supplies and personal protective equipment. Click for more…

 
ESC Team Recognized with FAA Award for Their Financial Discipline
Vol.6 Issue 4

The Enterprise Data Center (EDC), operating within the Enterprise Services Center (ESC) organization, has supplemented Federal staff with contractors under the Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) contract for over 10 years. Click for more…

 
Human Systems Integration Summit – Rescheduled for June 3rd
Vol.6 Issue 4

Good news! The Human Systems Integration Summit has been rescheduled for June 3rd via virtual interface, and will cover topics relating to advanced technologies of today and for the future. Click for more…

 
AsCEnD Members Channel Inner Voices during Pandemic
Vol.6 Issue 4

Though separated, AsCEnD members come together virtually to create a cohesive poem that brings the team closer. Click for more…

 
FAA Academy and U.S. Border Patrol Creatively Adapt to Social Distancing
Vol.6 Issue 3

FAA Academy teams have collaborated with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, providing essential training to agents in the field. Click for more…

 
FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute Shares Technology to Fight Pandemic
Vol.6 Issue 3

As part of the nation’s government-wide approach to slowing the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, CAMI has loaned equipment to a vital community partner. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center Engineer Uses 3D Innovation to Shield Others from Coronavirus
Vol.6 Issue 3

Aeronautical Center employee, Tai Le is creatively using his own 3D printers to produce face masks and shields to help others in protection against the coronavirus. Click for more…

 
Good News in a COVID World
Vol.6 Issue 3

As everyone tries to maintain some normalcy in their lives during this pandemic, here’s a glimpse of what some fellow employees are doing in trying to go about their daily lives. Click for more…

 
CAMI Loans Tubes to Help with COVID-19 Research
Vol.6 Issue 3

The FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute loans special blood collection tubes to help hospitals in collecting biospecimens for urgent pandemic research. Click for more…

 
Staying Centered and Strategically Moving Forward
Vol.6 Issue 2

For the past five years, the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center and the William J. Hughes Technical Center have worked across multiple lines of business collaborating on a variety of innovation and operational goals. The fact that these facilities are located over 1,500 miles apart has not dampened their collaboration or dedication. Click for more…

 
Facing Cultural Change Together
Vol.6 Issue 2

For employees and leadership at the FAA Academy (AMA) as well as those working in Safety and Technical Training (AJI), change is on the horizon. Click for more…

 
Students Explore Engineer-For-A-Day
Vol.6 Issue 2

Nine high school students from the Oklahoma City metro area recently visited Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) and experienced what it’s like to work in several different engineering careers. Click for more…

 
COVID-19: Choosing Service & Empathy Over Panic
Vol.6 Issue 2

During this time of uncertainty, let’s consider how we can be a positive force for one other, and contemplate our reactions to ever-changing circumstances. Click for more…

 
MMAC HR Director and Family Get Crafty in Fighting Pandemic
Vol.6 Issue 2

Nicole Gage, HR Director at the Aeronautical Center (AHF-C400) has found a creative way for her and her family to help fight the pandemic…by helping to create COVID-19 fabric masks. Click for more…

 
BHAG Over-Achieves
Vol.6 Issue 1

Focusing on the "bad costs" as opposed to the "good costs," the Aeronautical Center took on the task of saving money and avoiding spending in order to achieve a big hairy audacious goal (BHAG). Click for more…

 
MMAC Employees Recognized with Distinguished DOT Awards
Vol.6 Issue 1

Congratulations to employees of the Enterprise Services Center for being honored in Washington, D.C. Click for more…

 
Supporting our Deployed Colleagues
Vol.6 Issue 1

For FAA employees who also serve as members of the U.S. military, life can sometimes be complicated. Fortunately, Human Resources has helpful guidance for workers and their family members. Click for more…

 
Capstone Project Proves Beneficial for Government and Academia
Vol.6 Issue 1

The Enterprise Services Center recently hosted Management Information Systems (MIS) students from the University of Oklahoma (OU) for some real world experience. Click for more…

 
Goal Setting, Cost Savings …… Looking Good for FY2020
Vol.5 Issue 8

A "Cost Effective" culture has come to fruition because of a recent goal that was introduced by the Aeronautical Center’s leadership team. Click for more…

 
Veterans Day Recognized at Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center
Vol.5 Issue 8

The Aeronautical Center recognized all military veterans on a November 6th ceremony, paying special tribute to members of the Vietnam War. Click for more…

 
Robotic Process Information a Reality for the ESC
Vol.5 Issue 8

ESC’s Financial Services Division kicked off the pilot for Robotic Process Automation (RPA), bringing in a new opportunity for growth and digital transformation. Click for more…

 
FAA’s Aeronautical Center and Customs & Border Protection Celebrate Enterprise Test Bed with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Vol.5 Issue 8

November 20th marked the date of a Ribbon Cutting ceremony, celebrating the 10- year collaboration between the FAA and the CBP. Click for more…

 
Being Engaged in the Workplace Offers Health Benefits
Vol.5 Issue 8

AMC Employees recently participated in an afternoon session from members of the Gallup Corporation to better learn about the principles associated with Employee Engagement. Click for more…

 
 
 
 
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