Program management (41 - 50 of 56 items)
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the MILSTAR Satellite Communications System
NSIAD-86-45S-15: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO examined the role of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Military Strategic and Tactical Relay program's acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) the program manager had a lead role in developing the original acquisition strategy while the contracting officer drafted the strategy; (2) becau...
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...
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...
Survey of the Activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service
091303: Aug 4, 1976
GAO examined the National Weather Service's (NWS) Automation of Field Operations and Services (AFOS) program objectives based on current and projected requirements, AFOS automatic data processing (ADP) equipment procurements, AFOS system hardware and communications components, AFOS experimental site testing and evaluation, AFOS projected manpower requirements, and the overall AFOS implementation p...
Better Management Needed in Social Security Administration's Toll-Free Telephone Service to the Public
MASAD-82-3: Published: Oct 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) toll-free telephone service to the public.In fiscal year 1980, SSA spent an estimated $9.5 million providing toll-free, long-distance telephone service to the public. This cost resulted from two sources: (1) the approximately 1,400 SSA offices accepting collect, long-distance calls from the public; and (2) some of the 32 Teleservice Centers u...
Information on Prime Sponsor CETA Expenditures Related to Membership Organizations
HRD-82-5: Published: Oct 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1981.
GAO reviewed prime sponsors' use of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funds for activities related to membership organizations to determine: (1) the Department of Labor's authority to allow prime sponsors to use CETA funds for activities related to membership organizations, (2) the amount of CETA funds used for such activities, (3) the services that membership organizations provide...
Operation of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal
115478: Jun 11, 1981
The Copyright Royalty Tribunal was created to oversee the compulsory licenses provided by the Copyright Act. These included the use of copyrighted materials in coin-operated machines, retransmissions by cable systems of distant broadcasting signals, the use of records in jukeboxes, and the use of music and other creations by noncommercial broadcasters. The Tribunal was to adjust and determine the...
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...
Federal Year-End Spending: Symptom of a Larger Problem
PAD-81-18: Published: Oct 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1980.
GAO was asked to determine the spending patterns of each major agency and department in selected object classes for fiscal years 1977, 1978, and 1979.GAO found that Government-wide fourth quarter spending surges continue to exist, although they have declined from 33 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 1977 to 29 percent at the end of fiscal year 1979. However, the decline can be misleading...