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Financial Information Lacking on Government Telecommunications Services and Equipment
MASAD-83-16: Published: Feb 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1983.
A congressional committee expressed concern that no specific figures are available for use by Congress and the general public indicating the total expenditures for the Government acquisition and use of telecommunications services and equipment. In an attempt to obtain this information, the committee prepared and distributed a questionnaire to 41 departments and agencies. The committee chairman req...
Need To Reexamine JTIDS Requirements and Architecture
MASAD-82-28: Published: Apr 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) class 2 terminal because of the proposed service antijam communications architectures.GAO found several issues requiring immediate attention: (1) the utility and cost effectiveness of JTIDS class 2 terminals may be questionable since the Air Force and the Navy have continued to reduce their total number...
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...
Legislative and Regulatory Actions Needed To Deal With a Changing Domestic Telecommunications Industry
CED-81-136: Published: Sep 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1981.
The Federal Communications Commission, supported by the courts, has issued a series of decisions which have allowed competition in the manufacture of telecommunications terminal equipment and in the interstate provisions of telecommunications services. GAO conducted a review to evaluate the Commission's program for regulating domestic telecommunications common carriers in light of the changing ind...
Comments on Proposed FPR Subpart
B-203515: Published: Jul 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1981.
GAO was asked to comment on proposed changes to the Federal Procurement Regulations covering telecommunications services, facilities, systems, and equipment. GAO agrees with the intent of the modifications and believes that the policies and procedures suggested have been long overdue...
Greater Use of Satellite Telecommunications To Link ADP Facilities Could Save Millions
EMD-81-102: Published: Jun 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1981.
A review was conducted of the Department of Energy's (DOE) planning and acquisition of automatic data processing (ADP) equipment.During its review, GAO noted that DOE needs to strengthen its ADP acquisition planning procedures to ensure that its computing requirements are met in a cost-effective manner. Several weaknesses were identified in certain aspects of DOE procurement plans to acquire a maj...
Deficiencies in the St. Louis Defense Telephone Service Should Be Avoided in Future Consolidations
LCD-81-4: Published: Oct 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1980.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has established a long-range program, the Defense Metropolitan Area Telephone System, to develop consolidated local area telephone systems for its activities. Discussions between DOD and the General Services Administration (GSA) are underway to create Government-wide consolidated local-area systems. DOD experience with consolidated systems is limited to the Defense...
An Unclassified Version of a Classified Report Entitled 'The Navy's Strategic Communications Systems--Need for Management Attention and Decisionmaking'
PSAD-79-48A: Published: May 2, 1979. Publicly Released: May 2, 1979.
The Navy maintains two squadrons of TACAMO aircraft for communications with strategic submarines during an emergency. This system is considered the Navy's only survivable link to the strategic submarine force. The Navy must now take actions to upgrade TACAMO through a $22 million Service Life Extension Program for aging TACAMO aircraft and the procurement of new TACAMO aircraft costing about $380...
Navy's Strategic Communications System
109021: Apr 5, 1979
A review was made of the strategic communications systems for the Department of the Navy. The Navy effectively communicates with its strategic submarines nearly 100 percent of the time, indicating that current peacetime systems are reliable. In wartime, however, the TACAMO communications system would be the only reliable means of communicating to submarines, and the Navy has allowed the TACAMO fle...
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...