Telecommunications (21 - 30 of 30 items)
Telecommunications: Concerns Regarding the Structure and FCC's Management of the E-Rate Program
GAO-05-439T: Published: Mar 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2005.
Since 1998, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-rate program has committed more than $13 billion to help schools and libraries acquire Internet and telecommunications services. Recently, allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse by some E-rate program participants have come to light. As steward of the program, FCC must ensure that participants use E-rate funds appropriately and that there...
Telecommunications: Greater Involvement Needed by FCC in the Management and Oversight of the E-Rate Program
GAO-05-151: Published: Feb 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2005.
Since 1998, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) E-rate program has committed more than $13 billion to help schools and libraries acquire Internet and telecommunications services. Recently, however, allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse by some E-rate program participants have come to light. As steward of the program, FCC must ensure that participants use E-rate funds appropriately and t...
Telecommunications: GSA Has Made Progress Planning for a New Governmentwide Program, But Critical Issues Remain
GAO-05-361T: Published: Mar 3, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2005.
In October 2003, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for information describing its plans for a new governmentwide telecommunications program known as Networx, which is to replace expiring contracts. The program consists of two simultaneous acquisitions: Networx Universal, which is to provide a full range of national and international network services across the United State...
Telecommunications: GSA Has Made Progress in Planning Governmentwide Program but Challenges Remain
GAO-04-1085T: Published: Sep 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2004.
The General Services Administration (GSA) has begun planning for a governmentwide telecommunications program known as Networx. GSA issued a request for information in October 2003 that proposed two acquisitions: Networx Universal, which was to provide a full range of national and international network services across the United States, and Networx Select, which was to provide agencies with leading...
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...
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...
Organizing the Federal Communications Commission for Greater Management and Regulatory Effectiveness
CED-79-107: Published: Jul 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1979.
There is substantial merit in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) form of organization for regulating domestic and international communications, a complex and politically sensitive area. Technological changes in the communications industry have prompted a critical reexamination of basic communications policy and regulatory methods contained in the enabling legislation of FCC.Many of the...