Telecommunications (1 - 10 of 12 items)
Telecommunications: Improved Management Can Enhance FCC Decision Making for the Universal Service Fund Low-Income Program
GAO-11-11: Published: Oct 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2010.
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Low-Income Program, administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and supported by the Universal Service Fund (USF), provides low-income households with discounts on installation costs for new telephone service and monthly charges for basic telephone service. In this requested report, GAO examined (1) how program participation and...
Telecommunications: Survey of State Public Utility Commissions (GAO-11-13SP, October 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-11-11
GAO-11-13SP: Published: Oct 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2010.
This is an e-supplement to GAO-11-11. This e-supplement provides the results of a survey of state public utility commissions about the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Universal Service Fund (USF) Low-Income Program which provides discounts on telephone installation and monthly telephone service to qualifying low-income consumers...
Rural Utilities Service: Opportunities to Operate Electricity and Telecommunications Loan Programs More Effectively
RCED-98-42: Published: Jan 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Rural Utilities Service's electricity and telecommunication loan programs, focusing on: (1) ways to make the loan programs more effective and less costly for the government; (2) ways to decrease the Rural Utilities Service's vulnerability to loan losses; and (3) loan information on commercial lenders that have a significant level of lending for...
USDA Telecommunications: Better Management and Network Planning Could Save Millions
AIMD-95-203: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources, focusing on whether USDA is: (1) managing its telecommunications resources cost-effectively; and (2) planning telecommunications networks to support its information sharing needs.GAO found that: (1) USDA is not cost-effectively managing its annual $1...
AIMD-95-219R: Published: Sep 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources. GAO noted that USDA: (1) has been leasing out-of-date rotary style telephones, and has paid about $7,800 annually to lease equipment that is no longer used; (2) has paid over $6,200 for telephone service, including local telephone service, 10 extende...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. II, No. 5
144236: Feb 1, 1991
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of February 1991. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement...
ADP, IRM & Telecommunications 1986
IMTEC-87-18: Published: Jul 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1987.
GAO published its annual bibliography containing information on its documents relating to automatic data processing (ADP), information resource management (IRM), and telecommunications. The materials covered in this bibliography include documents released by GAO during 1986 and earlier documents which were judged appropriate for inclusion in the bibliography. This bibliography represents the total...
The Treasury Financial Communications System
129307: Mar 11, 1986
GAO discussed its review of internal controls over disbursements made through the Department of the Treasury Financial Communications System (TFCS), through which Treasury generally makes large, nonrecurring payments such as letter-of-credit payments to grant recipients and large payments to vendors. GAO determined that: (1) because of a breakdown in system access controls, it was possible for una...
ADP, IRM & Telecommunications, 1985
IMTEC-86-9: Published: Mar 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1986.
A bibliography is presented which includes information on GAO documents which relate to automatic data processing (ADP), information resources management (IRM), and telecommunications. The bibliography included documents released by GAO during 1986 and earlier documents which were judged appropriate for inclusion in the bibliography. The material covered in this bibliography represents the total A...
B-202472: Published: Mar 25, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
The President has recently proposed, under the Impoundment Control Act, that a portion of funds appropriated to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting be rescinded. GAO was asked about the legality of the President's rescission proposal, and whether there was any bar to Congress' acting this year to reduce the Corporation's fiscal year 1982 appropriation. The Corporation was established as a nonp...