The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency, under the name Federal Aviation Agency. We adopted our present name in 1967 when we became a part of the Department of Transportation.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory has pioneered in advanced electronics since its origin in 1951 as a federally funded research and development center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Laboratory's fundamental mission is to apply science and advanced technology to critical problems of national security.
The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized center of transportation and logistics expertise. Through research and development, engineering, and analysis, the Volpe Center helps decision-makers define problems and pursue solutions to lead transportation into the 21st century.
ARCON Corporation ARCON Corporation specializes in analyzing engineering systems, identifying problems, and formulating and implementing solutions. One of the areas of the company's expertise includes air traffic control. ARCON has been extensively involved in the research and development of air traffic systems and has supported the Federal Aviation Administration in its endeavor to modernize the National Airspace automation systems for 50 years.