Military communication (1 - 10 of 19 items)
Defense Satellite Communications: DOD Needs Additional Information to Improve Procurements
GAO-15-459: Published: Jul 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2015.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) procurement of commercial satellite communications (SATCOM), or bandwidth, is fragmented and inefficient. Historically, commercial SATCOM was used to augment military capability, but DOD has become increasingly reliant on commercial SATCOM to support ongoing U.S. military operations. DOD policy requires all of its components to procure commercial SATCOM through th...
Vendor Payments: Inadequate Management Oversight Hampers the Navy's Ability to Effectively Manage Its Telecommunication Program
GAO-04-671: Published: Jun 14, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 2004.
Problems with management oversight and control of DOD's purchase card program led to concerns that similar issues exist for DOD's vendor payments. As a result, this report focuses on the Navy's telecommunication program and whether (1) the Navy has the basic cost and inventory information needed to oversee and manage these purchases and (2) selected Navy sites have adequate control to provide reas...
Telecommunications: NTIA's Contract With FEDSMR Regarding the U.S. Navy's Land Mobile Radio Service in Norfolk, Virginia
RCED-98-116R: Published: Apr 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) fulfilled its responsibilities to promote the Navy's use of NTIA's contract with FEDSMR, Inc., and its statutory requirement to promote the efficient and cost-effective use of the spectrum to the maximum extent feasible.GAO noted that: (1) NTIA fulfilled its c...
Defense: Telecommunications Management
IMTEC-93-26R: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Commercial Telecommunications Network (DCTN) contract. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has established a plan to replace major portions of the DCTN contract by 1996, but the plan is optimistic; (2) DOD has divided its requirements into multiple procurements in an attempt to speed up its acquisition pr...
Attack Warning: Status of the Survivable Communications Integration System
IMTEC-92-61BR: Published: Jul 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's acquisition of the Survivable Communications Integration System (SCIS), focusing on: (1) program costs and schedule overruns; and (2) the status of design and development activities to meet the Department of Defense's needs.GAO found that: (1) total SCIS costs have increased 65 percent, to $234 million; (2) a 3-year c...
Military Satellite Communications: Milstar Program Issues and Cost-Saving Opportunities
NSIAD-92-121: Published: Jun 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1992.
GAO provided information on the multiservice Milstar communication satellite program, focusing on: (1) satellite issues needing resolution; (2) terminal cost-saving opportunities; (3) terminal program risks and production issues; and (4) annual program reports to Congress.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan to restructure the Milstar satellite program was not the most effect...
Army Battlefield Automation: Oversight Needed to Assure Integrated System
IMTEC-90-78: Published: Jul 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the technical and integration challenges that the Army will confront when it integrates five battlefield command and control systems and three communications systems into the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS).GAO found that: (1) the Army took steps to manage ATCCS as a system of systems in various phases of development...
Communications: Mobile Subscriber Equipment Testing Issues and Army Improvement Plan
NSIAD-89-165BR: Published: Jul 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Army's operational test and evaluation of mobile subscriber equipment, a tactical area communications system, focusing on: (1) plans to correct performance problems the test identified; (2) the Army's financial recourse for uncorrected problems; and (3) the Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency's (OTEA) qualifications, methods, and indep...
Communications: Actions Needed to Ensure Advanced High Frequency Radios Interoperate
NSIAD-89-84: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1989.
GAO reviewed the military services' efforts to develop and acquire new high-frequency radio systems and improvements necessary for the systems to meet Department of Defense (DOD) interoperability standards.GAO found that: (1) DOD needed to improve testing and implementation of its interoperability standards, since the Air Force Automatic Communications Processor and the Army Short-Term Antijam (ST...
Battlefield Automation: Status of the Army Command and Control System Program
NSIAD-86-184FS: Published: Aug 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Army Command and Control System (ACCS) program to consolidate major battlefield command and control systems acquisition, which will eventually place a vast number of computers, terminals, radios, and other devices on the battlefield. GAO specifically examined: (1) the ACCS management structure and program plans; (2) the performance, sch...