Telecommunications (31 - 40 of 42 items)
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 GAO noted that USDA: (1) has been leasing out-of-date rotary style telephones, and has paid about $7,800 annually to lease equipment that is no longer used; (2) has paid over $6,200 for telephone service,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...
Department of Education Grant Award
HRD-93-8R: Published: Dec 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procedures the Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) used in awarding a discretionary grant to demonstrate the use of high technology to address education needs in critical subject areas. GAO noted that: (1) the peer review process was poorly managed; (2) grant proposal priorities were broad and allowed v...
The Management and Operation of FCC's Public Reference Rooms
T-RCED-88-25: Published: Mar 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) management of its public reference rooms, specifically: (1) the ease of use; (2) its document security measures; and (3) whether its document handling procedures adequately ensured complete and up-to-date files. GAO found that: (1) the rooms were difficult to use, since FCC operated them on a self-h...
Telephone Communications: Controlling Cross-Subsidy Between Regulated and Competitive Services
RCED-88-34: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) proposed implementation of accounting controls to prevent cross-subsidization between regulated and nonregulated telephone service in order to facilitate competition among telephone companies.GAO found that: (1) the FCC allocation process was inefficient because it impeded companies from offering new...
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...
A Bibliography of Documents Issued by the GAO on Matters Related to: ADP, IRM and Telecommunications
IMTEC-85-9: Published: Apr 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1985.
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 1984 and earlier documents which were judged appropriate for inclusion. The material covered in this bibliography represents the total ADP, IRM, and telecom...
Telecommunications Security and Privacy
122613: Oct 17, 1983
Testimony was given concerning computer and telecommunications security vulnerabilities in Federal departments and agencies. GAO stated that the potential for data loss is increasing because more information is maintained in automated systems. The importance of the necessity for all Government agencies to contribute to achieving security was emphasized. A comprehensive policy is needed; however, G...
Federal Information Systems Remain Highly Vulnerable to Fraudulent, Wasteful, Abusive, and Illegal Practices
MASAD-82-18: Published: Apr 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 19, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the information security programs in the executive agencies. Specifically, GAO was asked to address: (1) whether the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidelines, if fully implemented by the executive agencies, provide an acceptable level of protection over information systems; (2) whether the central agencies fulfill their governmentwide information security prog...