Telecommunications equipment (11 - 20 of 75 items)
Defense Management: Installation of Telecommunications Equipment in the Homes of Volunteers
GAO-03-838R: Published: Jun 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2003.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 required that GAO review the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of the authority to install telephone lines and any necessary telecommunications equipment in the homes of persons who provide voluntary services for the military. These volunteers, in addition to their other social service activities, provide a link between military units and...
Telecommunications: Development of Competition in Local Telephone Markets
RCED-00-38: Published: Jan 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the development of competition in telecommunications markets, focusing on the: (1) development of competition in local telephone markets and the market strategies employed by new carriers in five states under the 1996 Telecommunications Act; and (2) key issues affecting that development and the enforcement activities of federal and s...
Federal Communications Commission: Wireless Radio Services--Compatibility with Enhanced 911 Emergency Calling Systems
OGC-00-8: Published: Nov 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on wireless radio services. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would permit wireless carriers the use of handset-based solutions, or hybrid solutions that require changes both to handsets and wireless networks in providing caller location information as part of Enhanced 911 services; and (2) FCC co...
GSA's Effort to Develop Year 2000 Business Continuity and Contingency Plans for Telecommunications Systems
AIMD-99-201R: Published: Jun 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1999.
GAO provided information on the General Services Administration's (GSA) efforts to ensure that the telecommunications systems it manages for the federal government are year 2000 compliant.GAO noted that: (1) in addition to managing contracts with service providers for long-distance communications, local communications, wireless communications, and paging services, GSA is responsible for 423 teleco...
Federal Communications Commission: MDS and ITFS Two-Way Transmissions
OGC-99-23: Published: Dec 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on Multipoint Distribution Service (MDS) and Instructional Television Fixed Service (ITFS) two-way transmissions. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would permit multichannel MDS and ITFS licensees to make more flexible use of their 6 megahertz (MHz) channels through the use of digital technology;...
FCC: Unlicensed NII Devices in the 5 GHz Frequency Range
OGC-98-72: Published: Sep 2, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices in the 5 GHz frequency range. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule responds to petitions for reconsideration of a prior rule issued by the FCC concerning the 5 GHz spectrum involving U-NII devices; (2) the rule would permit the d...
USDA Telecommunications: Strong Leadership Needed to Resolve Management Weaknesses, Achieve Savings
AIMD-98-131: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to improve its management of telecommunications resources and act on opportunities to achieve savings.GAO noted that: (1) USDA has taken positive steps to begin correcting its telecommunications management weaknesses--improvements that the department says could reduce its $200 million-plus reported ann...
Defense Networks: Management Information Shortfalls Hinder Defense Efforts to Meet DISN Goals
AIMD-98-202: Published: Jul 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to implement the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN), focusing on: (1) those DOD long-haul telecommunications networks operating outside of the common-user DISN; (2) DOD's progress in implementing its policies for managing DISN; and (3) DOD's progress in developing performance measures for DISN, whic...
Telecommunications: NTIA's Contract With FEDSMR Regarding the U.S. Navy's Land Mobile Radio Service in Norfolk, Virginia
RCED-98-116R: Published: Apr 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) fulfilled its responsibilities to promote the Navy's use of NTIA's contract with FEDSMR, Inc., and its statutory requirement to promote the efficient and cost-effective use of the spectrum to the maximum extent feasible.GAO noted that: (1) NTIA fulfilled its c...
DFAS Telecommunications: DFAS Has the Opportunity To Reduce Its Telecommunication Line Capacity
AIMD-97-100: Published: Aug 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the use of the 50 data communication lines that the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) leases from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to connect its operating locations (OPLOC) and finance centers and the DISA megacenters through one of DISA's common user data networks, the N-level (Unclassified-but-Sensitive) Internet Protocol Router Network, focusing on whether...