Telecommunications equipment (31 - 40 of 75 items)
USDA Telecommunications: Better Management and Network Planning Could Save Millions
AIMD-95-203: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources, focusing on whether USDA is: (1) managing its telecommunications resources cost-effectively; and (2) planning telecommunications networks to support its information sharing needs.GAO found that: (1) USDA is not cost-effectively managing its annual $1...
AIMD-95-219R: Published: Sep 5, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management and planning of its telecommunications resources. GAO noted that USDA: (1) has been leasing out-of-date rotary style telephones, and has paid about $7,800 annually to lease equipment that is no longer used; (2) has paid over $6,200 for telephone service, including local telephone service, 10 extende...
Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act
B-261944: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided on opinion on the deletion of the FTS 2000 mandatory utilization provision from the fiscal year 1996 Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriation Act. GAO noted that the: (1) provision's deletion would not affect current FTS 2000 contracts, since the General Services Administration has adequate independent authority under current...
USDA Telecommunications: Missed Opportunities to Save Millions
AIMD-95-97: Published: Apr 24, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is consolidating and optimizing Federal Telecommunications Systems (FTS) 2000 services across the department to maximize savings.GAO found that: (1) USDA has identified opportunities to significantly reduce telecommunications costs by consolidating and optimizing its FTS 2000 services, but it has not act...
Technology: America's Schools Not Designed or Equipped for 21st Century
T-HEHS-95-127: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
GAO discussed the need for technology in public schools. GAO noted that: (1) schools prepared for 21st century education should have adequate space for instruction and storage, facilities for teaching laboratory science, and a library with multiple, networked computers for instructional use; (2) new schools are being built with these changes in mind, yet only a handful of such schools model state-...
Post-FTS 2000 Strategy
AIMD-95-62R: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Post-Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 program strategy, focusing on whether the General Services Administration (GSA) has followed an appropriate process for selecting its acquisition strategy. GAO noted that: (1) GSA and the Interagency Management Council (IMC) have followed an appropriate process for selecting a pos...
Telecommunications Market in Canada
GGD-94-193R: Published: Sep 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed reported restrictions on the marketing of U.S. telecommunications equipment in Canada, focusing on the preferred supplier arrangement between Canada's largest telephone company and its affiliated telecommunications equipment manufacturer. GAO noted that: (1) from 1987 through 1993, the U.S. Trade Representative identified the preferred supplier con...
Electronic Surveillance: Technologies Continue to Pose Challenges
T-AIMD-94-173: Published: Aug 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to preserve law enforcement agencies' ability to conduct court-approved wire-taps. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies have reasonably defined their capability requirements for new telecommunications technologies, but they have yet to precisely define their capacity requirements; (2) the proposed legislation...
FTS 2000: Status and Mandatory Use
T-IMTEC-93-5: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 program, focusing on the program's status and the need for a mandatory use provision to ensure compliance. GAO noted that: (1) the General Services Administration (GSA) has greatly reduced FTS 2000 equipment prices through recompetition of the requirement, in most instances obtaining below-commercial prices; (2) GSA implementation of p...
Telecommunications: Interruptions of Telephone Service
RCED-93-79FS: Published: Mar 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the frequency and causes of telephone services outages during 1990 and 1991 that affected 10,000 or more customers and lasted 15 or more minutes.GAO found that: (1) during 1990 and 1991, there were 1,000 outages that affected over 69 million customers; (2) the major reasons for telephone services outages were hardware problems, software problems, c...