Telecommunications (31 - 37 of 37 items)
FCC: Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market
OGC-98-19: Published: Dec 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on foreign participation in the U.S. telecommunications market. GAO noted that the: (1) rule would adopt a new standard for foreign participation in the United States telecommunications market in light of the World Trade Organization agreement concluded on February 1, 1997; (2) rule removes t...
Social Security Administration: Responses to Subcommittee Questions About the On-line PEBES Service
AIMD-97-121R: Published: Jun 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided answers to questions relating to its May 6, 1997, testimony on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) use of the Internet to provide Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statements (PEBES) to individuals.GAO noted that: (1) discussion should include a focus on system security for the following reasons; (a) there have been recent problems in i...
World Wide Web Sites: Reported by 42 Federal Organizations (Supplement to Internet and Electronic Dial-Up Bulletin Board System Activities: Information Reported by Federal Organizations)
GGD-97-86S: Published: Jun 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1997.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on Internet and dial-up bulletin board information reported by federal agencies, which contains a listing of approximately 4,300 World Wide Web (WWW) sites at 42 federal organizations.GAO noted that: (1) because GAO was requested by the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs to identify the number...
Social Security Administration: Internet Access to Personal Earnings and Benefits Information
T-AIMD/HEHS-97-123: Published: May 6, 1997. Publicly Released: May 6, 1997.
GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) recent experiences in providing personal benefits estimates to individuals via the Internet, focusing on general privacy and security considerations that federal agencies should address to safeguard any sensitive information made available as a public service via the Internet.GAO noted that: (1) SSA has recently tried to educate the public a...
Consumer Health Informatics: Emerging Issues
AIMD-96-86: Published: Jul 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed consumer health informatics, focusing on: (1) the demand for health information and expanding technological capabilities; (2) users' and developers' views on potential systems advantages and issues surrounding systems development and use; (3) federal, state, and local government involvement in developing these technologies; and (4) the status of re...
Rural Development: Steps Towards Realizing the Potential of Telecommunications Technologies
RCED-96-155: Published: Jun 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed rural communities' efforts to develop advanced telecommunications technologies, focusing on: (1) federal programs that fund rural telecommunications projects; (2) lessons learned for developing such projects; and (3) whether changes to these programs are needed.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1995, there were at least 28 programs that provided d...
Telecommunications: Initiatives Taken by Three States to Promote Increased Access and Investment
RCED-96-68: Published: Mar 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three states' initiatives to promote increased access and private investment in advanced telecommunications.GAO found that: (1) Iowa, Nebraska, and North Carolina encouraged telephone companies to make private investment in advanced telecommunications infrastructure by offering to become their major customers; (2) in 1987, Iowa finan...