|Page 7 of 50
« previous page |
next page »
Dave Bowen, CIO, FAA
Dave Bowen joined the FAA as CIO in 2006, bringing 25 years of experience in healthcare IT management to the IT side of airline regulation a budget of more than $2 billion.
The lion's share of the Department of Transportation's IT budget is allocated to the FAA, with the bulk of that money going toward an overhaul of the outdated, inefficient air traffic control system. The current ground-based communications system is strained by ever-increasing air traffic and is to be replaced by the NextGen Air Transportation System, which is in development.
NextGen will allow planes to reroute around inclement weather, fly more direct and fuel-efficient routes, and do so more safely. NextGen is intended to simplify air traffic control while increasing capacity and maintaining safety. In laying the IT infrastructure for NextGen, the FAA will tackle projects such as improving communications, creating accurate representations of airport ground traffic, and weather systems. Prior to joining the FAA Bowen was CIO at Blue Shield of California.