Every year, FAA works with the White House to prepare a huge budget document for submission to Congress. Much of the content is simply a cut-and-paste from the previous year, with careful effort by a few FAA finance employees to update and modify as needed, for the new year.
The table below provides an outline of the contents and a page-count for the entire FY2014 Budget Submission, which measured 826-pages total. Blue links lead to scrollable PDF archived copies of the individual sections. Studying these, you can get a clearer sense of how FAA is structured, and you can find plenty of examples of how FAA oversells NextGen and other expensive FAA programs.
Readers are encouraged to browse and study this content, in preparation for the FAA’s Budget Submission for the next Fiscal Year. With good preparation, we’ll be better able to call out the spin and minimize FAA’s budget … which will also reduce aviation impacts.