Telecommunications equipment (51 - 60 of 75 items)
Telephone Communications: Controlling Cross-Subsidy Between Regulated and Competitive Services
RCED-88-34: Published: Oct 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) proposed implementation of accounting controls to prevent cross-subsidization between regulated and nonregulated telephone service in order to facilitate competition among telephone companies.GAO found that: (1) the FCC allocation process was inefficient because it impeded companies from offering new...
Information Management: Leadership Needed in Managing Federal Telecommunications
IMTEC-87-9: Published: May 6, 1987. Publicly Released: May 26, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA) are providing the necessary leadership and making sound decisions for managing the federal government's telecommunications.GAO noted that OMB is required to develop, in consultation with GSA, a 5-year plan for meeting the federal government's telecomm...
Contract Pricing: Subcontractor Prices Overstated on AN/TSQ-111 Communications Contract
NSIAD-86-166: Published: Aug 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1986.
GAO reviewed whether a contractor provided accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data for selected subcontracted items on communications equipment contracts.GAO noted that the Air Force and the contractor agreed to a contract price for a production program and, as a result, the contractor certified that the cost data for the contract was accurate, complete, and current; however, the cont...
Telecommunication: Air Force Cost Estimates for Scope Exchange Telephone Systems
IMTEC-86-22FS: Published: Jul 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the cost estimates that the Air Force provided on the Scope Exchange Telephone Systems replacement project.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) showed that direct purchase of the systems was more costly than lease-with-option-to-purchase; (2) did not use actual vendor purchase and lease prices in all cases, so there was no way to determine whether the...
The Status of Telecommunications Efforts in the General Accounting Office
129873: Apr 28, 1986
GAO discussed the status of its telecommunications efforts and noted that: (1) its telecommunication needs are changing toward usage for both audit and administrative support; (2) its organization is changing from a voice-oriented, passively managed organization to a heavily data-oriented, proactively managed organization; and (3) it needs more interactive data communications between its regional...
Evaluation of Army's Mobile Subscriber Equipment Program
NSIAD-85-117: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's effort to acquire mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) for tactical communications, its cost and timetable, and the issue of system readiness for full-scale production.GAO noted that: (1) the Army expects to save considerable time and money over traditional procurement methods, which involve a lengthy development and test phase, by acquirin...
GSA's Telecommunications Procurement Program Requires Comprehensive Planning and Management
IMTEC-84-10: Published: Jun 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1984.
GAO addressed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management and procurement of telecommunications equipment and services under the divestiture of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) and the Federal Communications Commission's Second Computer Inquiry.Traditionally, GSA has ordered telephone services and equipment from AT&T Presently, under divestiture, GSA must estimate fut...
Assessment of Bilateral Telecommunications Agreements With Japan
NSIAD-84-2: Published: Oct 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of two bilateral telecommunications agreements between the United States and Japan. The U.S.-Japan Agreement on Nippon Telephone and Telegraph Public Corporation (NTT) Procurement covers procurement by NTT, a Japanese Government enterprise that is responsible for developing Japan's domestic telecommunications system, and commits NTT to treat bids from U.S. and Japan...
The Effects of Changes in the Telecommunications Industry on FCC Operations
122443: Sep 27, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the effects of changes in the telecommunications industry on the operations, workload, and structure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). GAO focused its attention on issues raised by the recent FCC access charge decision, which changed the way in which the costs of providing long distance telephone service are recovered from users,...
DOD's Automated Telecommunications Centers Reduce the Impact of Message Volume on Staffing
IMTEC-83-2: Published: Aug 16, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on its 1975 report regarding the need for electronically transmitting narrative messages at military telecommunications centers. In that report, GAO estimated that the number of narrative messages sent from six military installations could have been reduced and that a cost savings could be realized by decreasing staff who operated the telecommun...