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Federal Communications Commission Can Further Improve Its Licensing Activities
RCED-83-90: Published: Apr 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) processing of applications for new common carrier, broadcast, and private radio licenses to identify changes to make these operations more efficient and productive.As a result of continued technological improvements and an increasing demand for communications services, the FCC application processing w...
U.S. Preparations for an International Conference on Broadcast Satellites
RCED-83-121: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the technical, diplomatic, and policy preparations taken by federal agencies for the Regional Administrative Radio Conference to be held in 1983. This conference will plan for multi-nation broadcasting satellite service implementation in the Western Hemisphere and will consider problems of sharing the its radio frequencies with ex...
U.S. Preparations for the 1983 Regional Administrative Radio Conference
120767: Mar 8, 1983
GAO presented testimony concerning its review of the preparatory activities of the principal Federal agencies involved in the 1983 Regional Administrative Radio Conference which will plan for the Western Hemisphere nations' implementation of broadcast satellite service and will determine the technical rules under which the service will operate. The conference is expected to decide on whether to ap...
Industrial Policy: Case Studies in the Japanese Experience
ID-83-11: Published: Oct 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided case studies of five key Japanese industries, including three high-technology growth industries and two faced with unfavorable world market prospects, specifically computers, robotics, aircraft, shipbuilding, and textiles. This report serves as a companion volume to an earlier report entitled "Industrial Policy: Japan's Flexible Approach" and detai...
Changes Needed in Administering Relief to Industries Hurt by Overseas Competition
ID-81-42: Published: Aug 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1981.
GAO evaluated the implementation of sections of the Trade Act of 1974 to determine whether the legislation was being administered effectively to enable U.S. industry to become more competitive.GAO found that the program, as administered, does not provide the intended level of import relief. The Government and the petitioners do not agree on specific adjustment commitments to improve competitivenes...
Provisions of S. 821, a Bill To Provide for Authorization of Appropriations for the Federal Communications Commission
115070: May 1, 1981
The proposed Federal Communications Commission Authorization Act would authorize the Commission for a 3 year period instead of on a permanent basis as is presently the case, and establish a schedule of charges for services provided by the Commission to communications providers and users. Periodic authorization should increase Commission accountability, provide it with increased congressional guida...
Economic Impact of Closing the Indian Point Nuclear Facility
EMD-81-3: Published: Nov 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
The close proximity of the Indian Point (IP) nuclear plant to the heavily populated New York City area has raised questions relating to the economic effects that would likely result if the plant were closed.GAO found that: (1) IP nuclear power is generated at about one-fourth the cost of that generated by comparable oil-fired units in the Con Edison (CE) system; (2) IP units provide nearly one-thi...
National Bureau of Standards--Information and Observations on Its Administration
CED-79-29: Published: Mar 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1979.
Information and observations on the more important aspects of National Bureau of Standards (NBS) administrative practices are presented in response to Senate committee concerns about persistent reports of a decline in NBS scientific capabilities and ability to respond adequately to specific congressional assignments.The Office of Management and Budget has not allowed NBS to use its appropriations...
The Role of Field Operations in the Federal Communications Commission's Regulatory Structure
CED-78-151: Published: Aug 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1978.
Growth and changes in telecommunications have placed demands on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop effective means for enforcing its regulations and responding to public inquiries. The FCC Field Operations Bureau has the responsibility of enforcing the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 and FCC rules and regulations and of serving as a liaison between FCC and the publ...