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Telecommunications: Survey of State Regulatory Commissions (GAO-08-662SP, June 2008), an E-supplement to GAO-08-633
GAO-08-662SP: Published: Jun 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2008.
Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, state regulatory commissions were given primary responsibility for determining whether a telecommunications carrier is eligible to participate in and receive support from the federal Universal Service Fund's High-Cost Program. We conducted an Internet-based survey of state regulatory commissions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia to better under...
Performance and Accountability Highlights Fiscal Year 2006
GAO-07-3SP: Published: Jan 30, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2007.
This report presents the highlights of GAO's fiscal year 2006 Performance and Accountability report. In short, fiscal year 2006 was an exceptional year for GAO. For example, we received a clean opinion from independent auditors on our financial statements. Senior GAO executives and the Comptroller General delivered testimonies at 240 hearings covering a range of topics, including the tax gap and t...
DOD's High-Risk Areas: Challenges Remain to Achieving and Demonstrating Progress in Supply Chain Management
GAO-06-983T: Published: Jul 25, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2006.
The Department of Defense (DOD) maintains a military force with unparalleled logistics capabilities, but it continues to confront decades-old supply chain management problems. The supply chain can be the critical link in determining whether our frontline military forces win or lose on the battlefield, and the investment of resources in the supply chain is substantial. Because of weaknesses in DOD'...
Telecommunications: Weaknesses in Procedures and Performance Management Hinder Junk Fax Enforcement
GAO-06-425: Published: Apr 5, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2006.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 prohibited invasive telemarketing practices, including the faxing of unsolicited advertisements, known as "junk faxes," to individual consumers and businesses. Junk faxes create costs for consumers (paper and toner) and disrupt their fax operations. The Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005 clarified an established business relationship exemption, specified...
Social Security Administration: Additional Actions Needed in Ongoing Efforts to Improve 800-Number Service
GAO-05-735: Published: Aug 8, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 2005.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) at some point touches the life of nearly every American. Each day thousands of people contact SSA to file claims, update records, and request information from its 1,300 field offices, website, and national toll-free 800 number. Implemented nationwide in 1989, SSA's 800-number has become a principal contact point for millions of individuals seeking agency se...
Telecommunications: Application of the Antideficiency Act and Other Fiscal Controls to FCC's E-Rate Program
GAO-05-546T: Published: Apr 11, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2005.
Since 1998, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-rate program has committed more than $13 billion to help schools and libraries acquire Internet and telecommunications services. As steward of the program, FCC must ensure that participants use E-rate funds appropriately and that there is managerial and financial accountability surrounding the funds. This testimony is based on GAO's Febru...
Telecommunications: Concerns Regarding the Structure and FCC's Management of the E-Rate Program
GAO-05-439T: Published: Mar 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2005.
Since 1998, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-rate program has committed more than $13 billion to help schools and libraries acquire Internet and telecommunications services. Recently, allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse by some E-rate program participants have come to light. As steward of the program, FCC must ensure that participants use E-rate funds appropriately and that there...
Telecommunications: Greater Involvement Needed by FCC in the Management and Oversight of the E-Rate Program
GAO-05-151: Published: Feb 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2005.
Since 1998, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-rate program has committed more than $13 billion to help schools and libraries acquire Internet and telecommunications services. Recently, however, allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse by some E-rate program participants have come to light. As steward of the program, FCC must ensure that participants use E-rate funds appropriately and t...
Chief Information Officers: Implementing Effective CIO Organizations
T-AIMD-00-128: Published: Mar 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the role of chief information officers (CIO) in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) as the federal government moves to fully embrace the digital age and focuses on electronic government initiatives, leadership in the management of the government's information resources is of paramount importance; (2) yet a CIO, alone, cannot ensure the succ...
Schools and Libraries Corporation: Actions Needed to Strengthen Program Integrity Operations Before Committing Funds
T-RCED-98-243: Published: Jul 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1998.
GAO discussed issues related to the Schools and Libraries Corporation's operating procedures and internal controls, focusing on: (1) its progress in reviewing applications; (2) the scope and timing of key compliance tests; (3) the status of its efforts to finalize its operating procedures; and (4) the status of the independent audit to determine whether the Corporation has developed an appropriate...