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the accuracy of the assumptions and the technical basis FAA had used to adjust and
interpret the information the vendors provided. As a result, FAA's final evaluation
did not benefit from the feedback, clarification, and greater accuracy that could have
been obtained from better communications. However, during the course of our
review, we held discussions with GCI officials about the information that they
provided to FAA and also provided them with a statement of facts for review. GCI
officials provided comments on our statement of facts, which we incorporated into
the draft as appropriate.
We are sending copies of this letter to the Honorable Rodney Slater, Secretary of
Transportation, and the Honorable Jane F. Garvey, Administrator, Federal Aviation
Administration. We also will make copies available to other interested parties upon
If you or your staff have questions about this report, please contact me at (202) 512-
2834. Major contributors to this report were Charles Bausell, Sandra Cantler, Sharon
Dyer, David Hooper, Richard Hung, Ralph Lamoreaux, and Belva Martin.
Gerald L. Dillingham, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Transportation Issues
GAO/RCED-00-110R Review of ANICS Phase II
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United States. General Accounting Office. Aviation Infrastructure: Feasibility of Using Alternate Means to Satisfy Requirements of Alaska National Airspace System Interfacility Communications System (ANICS) Phase II, text, September 6, 2000; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297771/m1/3/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.